André Gobert

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André Gobert
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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)
Singles
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)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (1912)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1911)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (1912)
Olympic medal record
Men's tennis
Competitor for  France
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 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.

Career[edit]

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[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Result
1911 Wimbledon France Max Decugis United Kingdom Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
9–7, 5–7, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2

Runners-up (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Result
1912 Wimbledon France Max Decugis United Kingdom Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 5–7

References[edit]

  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". sports-reference.com. 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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