André Gobert

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André Gobert
Full nameAndré Maurice Henri Gobert
Country (sports)France
Born(1890-09-30)30 September 1890
Paris, France
Died6 December 1951(1951-12-06) (aged 61)
Paris, France
Turned pro1909 (amateur tour)
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record168–53 (76%)[1]
Career titles26[1]
Highest rankingNo. 3 (1919, A. Wallis Myers)[2]
Grand Slam singles results
French OpenQF (1925)
WimbledonF (1912)
Other tournaments
WHCCF (1913, 1920)
WCCCW (1919)
Grand Slam doubles results
WimbledonW (1911)
Medal record
Summer Olympics
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Singles (indoor)
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Doubles (indoor)

André Henri Gobert (30 September 1890 – 6 December 1951) was a 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.[3]


Gobert first started playing tennis at age 11.[4]

He was a two-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 and 1920). He won the indoor tennis gold medal at the 1912 Olympic Games.[5][6] Gobert reached the Wimbledon all comers final in 1912, beating James Cecil Parke and Max Decugis, then lost to Arthur Gore.[7]

He won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played on wooden courts at the Queen's Club in London, five times; in 1911, 1912, 1920, 1921 and 1922.[8][9][10] 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.[11]

Between 1912 and 1922, Gobert played for the French Davis Cup team in five ties and compiled a record of three wins and 11 losses.[12]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

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

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1911 Wimbledon Grass France Max Decugis United Kingdom Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
9–7, 5–7, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Loss 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. ^ a b "Andre Gobert: Career match record". Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 423.
  3. ^ "André Gobert". Olympedia. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  4. ^ "A.H. Gobert – French Champion". Hawera & Normanby Star. 17 November 1923.
  5. ^ "OLYMPIC GAMES". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 May 1912. p. 9 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "André Gobert Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Wimbledon 1912".
  8. ^ "WILDING DEFEATED". The Border Watch. Mount Gambier, SA. 1 May 1912. p. 3 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tasmania. 19 April 1920. p. 6 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". Western Argus. Kalgoorlie, WA. 25 April 1922. p. 26 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 May 1911. p. 9 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Davis Cup – Player Profile Andre Gobert". ITF.

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