Colin Gregory

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Colin Gregory
Colin Gregory 1932.jpg
Colin Gregory in 1932
Full name John Colin Gregory
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1903-07-28)28 July 1903
Beverley, England
Died 10 January 1959(1959-01-10) (aged 55)
All England Club, Wimbledon, England
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1929)
French Open QF (1930)
Wimbledon QF (1926, 1930)
US Open 1R (1928)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1929)
Wimbledon F (1929)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1929)
Wimbledon SF (1929)
Team competitions
Davis Cup FEu (1926, 1929)

Doctor John Colin Gregory (28 July 1903 – 10 January 1959) was an amateur British tennis player, best remembered for winning the Australian Open in 1929.

Gregory was born in 1903 in Beverley, Yorkshire, the son of Dr William Herbert and Constance Gregory. Like his father, he became a medical doctor but was also a successful amateur lawn tennis player in both doubles and singles.[1] In the 1920s he played doubles with Ian Collins and they were runners up at the 1929 Wimbledon Championships.[1] In 1929 he won the Australian singles championship.[1]

Following the Second World War, Gregory was captain of the British Davis Cup team.[1] Due to an accident Geoffrey Paish was unable to play in a 1952 match against Yugoslavia and the 49-year-old Gregory stepped in to win the doubles match with Tony Mottram.[1] Gregory became chairman of the All-England Club at Wimbledon in 1955, where he died in 1959 in the changing rooms following a match.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 title[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1929 Australian Championships Grass Australia Richard Schlesinger 6–2, 6–2, 5–7, 7–5

Doubles : 2 runner-ups[edit]

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1929 Australian Championships United Kingdom Ian Collins Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Harry Hopman
1–6, 8–6, 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1929 Wimbledon United Kingdom Ian Collins United States Wilmer Allison
United States John Van Ryn
4–6, 7–5, 3–6, 12–10, 4–6


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dr. J C Gregory - A Robust Lawn Tennis Player" (Obituaries). The Times (London). Monday, 12 January 1959. (54356), col D, p. 10.

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