Mahmoud Alam

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Mahmoud Alam
Country (sports)  Pakistan
Residence Pakistan
Born British India
Career record 1–5
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open -
French Open -
Wimbledon 2nd (1948)
US Open -
Career record 0–2
Career titles 0
Last updated on: January 7, 2007.

Mahmoud Alam (born in British India) is a former tennis player from Pakistan, who represented the country in the Davis Cup and also played at Wimbledon.


He is the first Pakistani to reach the second round in 1948 at Wimbledon during the pre-open era. He was one of two Pakistanis at the tournament.


  • 1st round: defeated Bela Peto of Hungary, 6–3 5–7 6–4 6–3.
  • 2nd round: lost to Egyptian Marcel Coen 7–9 4–6 7–5 3–6.

Davis Cup[edit]

Alam represented Pakistan in 2 ties in 1948 against Switzerland and in 1950 against Philippines.[1] He overall record was 0–6.[2]

  • Singles: 0–4
  • Doubles: 0–2

Background and family life[edit]

His father, Mehboob Alam, was a captain of Aligarh's hockey team from 1914 - 1918.[3] His daughter, Sheherezade Alam is a celebrated ceramist and son-in-law, Zahoor ul Akhlaq was a painter. He also has two sons, Asad and Shaban.


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