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)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1934)
French Open SF (1931)
Wimbledon QF (1931, 1933)
US Open 2R (1931)
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 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire – 8 May 1997) was an English tennis player.

Hughes and Fred Perry won the doubles at the French Open in 1933 and at the Australian Open 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.

Until Andy Murray won the tournament in 2016, 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. He captured the doubles title in both those years too, when the tournament, in its infancy, was played in Milan.

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Titles (3)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1933 French Championships United Kingdom Fred Perry Australia Adrian Quist
Australia Viv McGrath
6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
1934 Australian Championships United Kingdom Fred Perry Australia Adrian Quist
Australia Don Turnbull
6–8, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1936 Wimbledon United Kingdom Charles Tuckey United Kingdom Charles Hare
United Kingdom Frank Wilde
6–4, 3–6, 7–9, 6–1, 6–4

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