Pat Hughes (tennis)

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Pat Hughes
Pat Hughes 1934.jpg
Full name George Patrick Hughes
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1902-12-21)21 December 1902
Sutton Coldfield, England
Died 8 May 1997(1997-05-08) (aged 94)
Walton-on-Thames, England
Turned pro 1926 (amateur tour)
Retired 1941
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1934)
French Open SF (1931)
Wimbledon QF (1931, 1933)
US Open 2R (1931)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1934)
French Open W (1933)
Wimbledon W (1936)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1926, 1933)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1933, 1934, 1935, 1936)

George Patrick Hughes (21 December 1902 – 8 May 1997) was an English tennis player.

Hughes and Fred Perry won the doubles at the French Championships in 1933 and at the Australian Championships in 1934. Hughes later teamed up with Raymond Tuckey. They won the doubles in Wimbledon in 1936. Between 1929 and 1936 he was member of the British Davis Cup team.

Hughes had been the only British man to reach the singles final at the Italian championships, capturing the title in 1931 and runner-up the following year, until Andy Murray won the tournament in 2016. Hughes captured the doubles title in both those years too, when the tournament, in its infancy, was played in Milan.

He was the editor of the Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack from the late 1940s to the late 1950s.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Pat Hughes left and Fred Perry at White City in the 1934-1935 summer before the January 1935 Melbourne Centenary Australian Championships at Kooyong

Doubles (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1932 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Fred Perry France Jean Borotra
France Jacques Brugnon
0–6, 6–4, 6–3, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 1933 French Championships Clay United Kingdom Fred Perry Australia Adrian Quist
Australia Viv McGrath
6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 1934 Australian Championships Grass United Kingdom Fred Perry Australia Adrian Quist
Australia Don Turnbull
6–8, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1935 Australian Championships Grass United Kingdom Fred Perry Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Vivian McGrath
4–6, 6–8, 2–6
Runner-up 1936 French Championships Clay United Kingdom Charles Tuckey France Jean Borotra
France Marcel Bernard
2–6, 6–3, 7–9, 1–6
Winner 1936 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Charles Tuckey United Kingdom Charles Hare
United Kingdom Frank Wilde
6–4, 3–6, 7–9, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1937 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Charles Tuckey United States Don Budge
United States Gene Mako
0–6, 4–6, 8–6, 1–6

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