Arthur Gore (tennis)

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Arthur Gore
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Full name Arthur William Charles Wentworth Gore
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1868-01-02)2 January 1868
Lyndhurst, England
Died 1 December 1928(1928-12-01) (aged 60)
Kensington, England
Turned pro 1888 (amateur tour)
Retired 1922
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Career titles 34 [1]
Highest ranking No. 1 (1901, Karoly Mazak)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon W (1901, 1908, 1909)
US Open SF (1900)
Other tournaments
WHCC 2R (1912, 1914)
WCCC 1R (1921)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1909)
Other doubles tournaments
WHCC F (1914)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1912)

Arthur William Charles Wentworth Gore (2 January 1868 – 1 December 1928) was a British tennis player.

Gore was a World No. 1 ranked player. He is best known for his two Gold medals at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England, winning the Men's Indoor Singles and the Men's Indoor Doubles (with Herbert Barrett). He also competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.[3] Gore's Wimbledon win in 1909, at age 41, makes him the oldest player to date to hold the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles title.[3].[4]

Gore won the singles title at the Scottish Championships in 1892 and successfully defended the title in the Challenge Round in 1893.[5] He won the singles title at the Kent Championships on two occasions; in 1900 by defeating Harold Mahony in the final in straight sets and in 1906 against A.L. Bentley, also in straight sets. In 1900 and 1908 he won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London. In May 1908 he won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, defeating New Zealander Anthony Wilding in the Challenge Round in four sets.[6]

Gore was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1899 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 3–6 [7]
Winner 1901 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–4 [7]
Runner-up 1902 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Laurence Doherty 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 0–6 [7]
Runner-up 1907 Wimbledon Grass Australia Norman Brookes 4–6, 2–6, 2–6 [7]
Winner 1908 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–4 [7]
Winner 1909 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie 6–8, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2 [7]
Runner-up 1910 Wimbledon Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6 [7]
Runner-up 1912 Wimbledon Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 4–6 [7]

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1908 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
1–6, 2–6, 6–1, 7–9 [8]
Winner 1909 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett Australia Stanley Doust
New Zealand Harry Parker
6–2, 6–1, 6–4 [8]
Runner-up 1910 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
1–6, 1–6, 2–6 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arthur Gore". tennisfame.com. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 29.
  3. ^ "Arthur Gore Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon Men's Trivia". all-about-tennis.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Robertson, George (1995). Tennis in Scotland : 100 Years of the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association, 1895-1995. Edinburgh: SLTA. p. 269. ISBN 095257540X. 
  6. ^ "COVERED COURT TENNIS.". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 7 May 1908. p. 7. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Singles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  8. ^ a b c "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 

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