Pat Hughes (tennis)

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Pat Hughes
Full nameGeorge Patrick Hughes
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1902-12-21)21 December 1902
Sutton Coldfield, England
Died8 May 1997(1997-05-08) (aged 94)
Walton-on-Thames, England
Turned pro1926 (amateur tour)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record384–126
Career titles35
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQF (1934)
French OpenSF (1931)
WimbledonQF (1931, 1933)
US Open2R (1931)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenW (1934)
French OpenW (1933)
WimbledonW (1936)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
WimbledonQF (1926, 1933)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (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. Hughes reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 1931, where he beat Vernon Kirby and George Lott before losing to Christian Boussus.[1] Between 1929 and 1936 Hughes was a 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.

He worked for years in London as the Vice President of Dunlop Sporting Goods World Wide.

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]

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


  1. ^ "French Open 1931". Archived from the original on 6 October 2017.

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