Gábor Máthé (tennis)

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Gábor Máthé
Máthé Gábor.jpg
Personal information
Born (1985-07-02) July 2, 1985 (age 34)
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Gábor Máthé
Medal record
Representing Hungary
Deaflympics men's tennis
Gold medal – first place 2013, Sofia single
Bronze medal – third place 2009, Taipei single
Deaf European Championship men's tennis
Gold medal – first place 2008, Bucharest single
Deaf Tennis World Cup men's tennis
Silver medal – second place 2010, Las Vegas single
Gold medal – first place 2010, Las Vegas double
Silver medal – second place 2005, Kottingbrunn single
Deaf Tennis British Open men's tennis
Gold medal – first place 2006, Nottingham single
Gold medal – first place 2006, Nottingham double

Gábor Máthé (born July 2, 1985 in Debrecen, Hungary) is a Hungarian male tennis player, who competes in the men’s single and double during his career. His team is Tatár Tennis Club[1] in Debrecen, Hungary. He is best known for winning the men's single tennis final on August 2 at the 2013 Summer Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a three set victory over Mikaël Laurent from France.


  • 2013. Deaflympics, Sofia. Gold[2](Men's Singles)
  • 2012. Hungarian Champion in double[3]
  • 2010. Tennis Deaf World Cup, Las Vegas. Silver: single, Gold: double.[4]
  • 2009. Deaflympics, Taipei. Bronze[5](Men's Singles)
  • 2008. European Deaf Tennis Championship, Bucharest. Gold[6]
  • 2006. British Deaf Open Championships, Nottingham. Gold: single, Gold: double[7]
  • 2005. Tennis Deaf World Cup, Austria. Silver[8]
  • 2004. European Deaf Tennis Championship. 5-8th place
  • 2001. Deaflympics, Rome.(Men's Singles)
  • 2000. European Deaf Tennis Championship. In the 16.

Máthé started the 2013 Sofia Summer Deaflympics with wins over an Indian, an American and a German opponent. In the semifinal he met the Austrian Mario Kargl and won in straight sets. He culminated his run with a three set, three-hour-long win over Frenchman Mikaël Laurent to become Deaflympic Champion in tennis singles. He became champion without losing a set throughout the whole competition.[9]


  • 2009. Fair Play Award winner Summer Deaflympics in Taipei[10]
  • 2008. Sportsman of the Year Finalist


  1. ^ "Klub történet" (in Hungarian). www.tatartc.hu. Archived from the original on 19 Dec 2013. Retrieved 20 Dec 2013.
  2. ^ "Games | Deaflympics". www.deaflympics.com. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  3. ^ "Máthé Gábor Debrecen első felnőtt teniszbajnoka" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ "2010 WIDEX Sportsman and Sportswomen Award Finalists". Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Athletes Mathe Gabor". International Committee of Sports for the Deaf. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  6. ^ "2008 WIDEX Sportsman and Sportswomen Award Finalists". Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Mathe and Oddone Net British Open Deaf Tennis Titles". Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Turnierraster Austrian Deaf Open" (in German). Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  9. ^ "22nd Summer Deaflympics Tennis Results" (PDF). sofia2013.seeallsports.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Athletes International Committee of Sports for the Deaf". Deaflympics.com. Retrieved 20 Dec 2013.

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