Tony Mottram

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Tony Mottram
Full name Anthony John Mottram
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born (1920-06-08)8 June 1920
Coventry, England
Died 6 October 2016(2016-10-06) (aged 96)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1947, 1948)
Wimbledon QF (1948)
US Open 3R (1951)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1947)[1]
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1946, 1948, 1949)[1]

Anthony John Mottram (8 June 1920 – 6 October 2016) was a British tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s.[2] Mottram reached the quarterfinal of the 1948 Wimbledon Championships in which he lost to Gardnar Mulloy. He was the father of tennis champion Buster Mottram.[1] In the doubles event he reached the final of the 1947 Wimbledon Championships with Bill Sidwell in which they were defeated by the first-seeded team of Jack Kramer and Bob Falkenburg.[1] He reached the French Open's fourth round in both 1947 and 1948, and the third round of the 1951 US Open.[3]

Mottram was born in Coventry, then Warwickshire (now West Midlands), England.[2] He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 14 June 1955.[4] The All England Lawn Tennis Club elected him an Honorary Member in 1957.[3] Mottram died on 6 October 2016 at the age of 96.[3]