Gordon Lowe

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Gordon Lowe
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Full name Sir Francis Gordon Lowe, 2nd Baronet
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1884-06-21)21 June 1884
Edgbaston, Great Britain
Died 17 May 1972(1972-05-17) (aged 87)
London, Great Britain
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Career titles 28 [1]
Highest ranking No. 8 (1914, A. Wallis Myers)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1915)
Wimbledon SF (1911, 1923)
US Open QF (1921)
Other tournaments
WHCC 3R (1914)
WCCC W (1920)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1912, 1915)
Wimbledon F (1921)

Sir Francis Gordon Lowe, 2nd Baronet (21 June 1884 – 17 May 1972) was a former British male tennis player.

Lowe is best remembered for winning the Australasian Championships in 1915, and for winning the World Covered Court Championships (Indoor) in 1920. Lowe also won Queen's Club in 1912, 1913 and 1925. His father, Sir Francis Lowe, 1st Baronet, was a Member of Parliament, representing Birmingham Edgbaston. His brother Arthur Lowe was also a tennis player and another brother, John, played first-class cricket.

He was ranked World No. 8 in 1914 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph.[2]

In 1910 he won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, defeating his brother Arthur in the final in three straight sets. He won the singles title at Monte Carlo three times, in 1920, 1921, 1923 and the South of France Championships in 1923. He also competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics and the 1920 Summer Olympics.[3]

From 1932 to 1936 he was the editor of the Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Lowe (left) at Cannes, 1914

Singles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1915 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Horace Rice 4–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4

Doubles (3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1912 Australasian Championships Grass United Kingdom Alfred Beamish United Kingdom James Cecil Parke
United Kingdom Charles Dixon
4–6, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1915 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Bert St. John Australia Horace Rice
Australia Clarence V. Todd
6–8, 4–6, 9–7, 3–6
Runner-up 1921 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Lowe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Randolph Lycett
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Max Woosnam
3–6, 0–6, 5–7


  1. ^ "Francis Gordon Lowe: Stats". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 422.
  3. ^ "Gordon Lowe Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 

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