André Gobert

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André Gobert
Full name André Maurice Henri Gobert
Country (sports)  France
Born (1890-09-30)30 September 1890
Paris, France
Died 6 December 1951(1951-12-06) (aged 61)
Paris, France
Turned pro 1909 (amateur tour)
Retired 1926
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Highest ranking No. 3 (1919, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1925)
Wimbledon F (1912)
Other tournaments
WHCC F (1913, 1920)
WCCC W (1919)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1911)

André Henri Gobert (30 September 1890 – 6 December 1951) was a male tennis player from France. Gobert is a double Olympic tennis champion of 1912. At the Stockholm Games he won both the men's singles and doubles indoor Gold medals.

He was born and died in Paris.


Gobert first started playing tennis at age eleven.[2]

He was a 2-time winner of the French Championships in 1911 and 1920, when the tournament was only open to amateur tennis players who had a membership with a French tennis club. He also won the International Lawn Tennis Federation's World Covered Court Championship (Indoor Wood) in 1919. Also twice runner-up at the World Hard Court Championships on Clay (1913 & 1920). He won the indoor tennis Gold medal at the 1912 Olympic Games.[3][4]

He won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, five times; in 1911, 1912, 1920, 1921 and 1922.[5][6][7] In 1910 he won the All England Plate at Wimbledon, the competition for players who were defeated in the first and second rounds of the singles competition.[8]

Between 1912 and 1922 Gobert played for the French Davis Cup team in five ties and compiled a record of three wins and eleven losses.[9]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1911 Wimbledon Grass France Max Decugis United Kingdom Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
9–7, 5–7, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1912 Wimbledon Grass France Max Decugis United Kingdom Charles P. Dixon
United Kingdom Herbert Roper-Barrett
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 5–7


  1. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 423.
  2. ^ "A.H. Gobert – French Champion". Hawera & Normanby Star. 17 November 1923. 
  3. ^ "OLYMPIC GAMES.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 14 May 1912. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "André Gobert Olympic Results". Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  5. ^ "WILDING DEFEATED.". The Border Watch. Mount Gambier, SA: National Library of Australia. 1 May 1912. p. 3. 
  6. ^ "ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP.". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 19 April 1920. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. 
  7. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". Western Argus. Kalgoorlie, WA: National Library of Australia. 25 April 1922. p. 26. 
  8. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 1 May 1911. p. 9. 
  9. ^ "Davis Cup – Player Profile Andre Gobert". ITF. 

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