Arthur Gore (tennis)

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Arthur Gore
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Full name Arthur William Charles Wentworth Gore
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1868-01-02)2 January 1868
Lyndhurst, England
Died 1 December 1928(1928-12-01) (aged 60)
Kensington, England
Turned pro 1888 (amateur tour)
Retired 1922
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Career record 373-127 (74.6%) [1]
Career titles 51 [1]
Highest ranking No. 1 (1901, Karoly Mazak)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon W (1901, 1908, 1909)
US Open SF (1900)
Other tournaments
WHCC 2R (1912, 1914)
WCCC 1R (1921)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1909)
Other doubles tournaments
WHCC F (1914)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1913, 1922)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1912)

Arthur William Charles Wentworth Gore (2 January 1868 – 1 December 1928) was a British tennis player.

Gore was a world No. 1 ranked player. He is best known for winning three singles titles at the Wimbledon Championship and was runner-up a record 5 times (shared with Herbert Lawford). He also won Gold medals at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England, winning the Men's Indoor Singles and the Men's Indoor Doubles (with Herbert Barrett). He also competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.[3] Gore's Wimbledon win in 1909, at age 41, makes him the oldest player to date to hold the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles title.[3].[4]

Career[edit]

He played his first tournament at London Athletic Club in 1887,[5] His first title came at a grass court tournament in Stevenage in August 1888.[6] Gore won the singles title at the Scottish Championships in 1892 and successfully defended the title in the Challenge Round in 1893.[7] In 1894 he won the North London Championships [8] on grass an event that tournament winning it five times (1894, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906).[6] He won the singles title at the Kent Championships on two occasions; in 1900 by defeating Harold Mahony in the final in straight sets and in 1906 against A.L. Bentley, also in straight sets. In 1900 and 1908 he won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London. In May 1908 he won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, defeating New Zealander Anthony Wilding in the Challenge Round in four sets.[9] Gore had the longest ever span (34 years) in the Wimbledon men's singles (he entered a record 30 times in singles from 1888 to 1922).,[10] In addition he also won the Leicestershire Championships three times (1913-4, 1919) and the Nottinghamshire Championships four times (1905, 1910, 1912–13).[6] He also holds the all-time record for the longest tennis career of any player between their first and last titles that spanned 30 years 11 months and 1 day.[11] Gore was a successful all surface player winning 51 singles titles and reaching the finals of 26 other tournaments on (clay, grass and hard asphalt & wood courts) from 1888 to 1919.[6]

Gore was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1899 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 3–6 [12]
Winner 1901 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–4 [12]
Runner-up 1902 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Laurence Doherty 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 0–6 [12]
Runner-up 1907 Wimbledon Grass Australia Norman Brookes 4–6, 2–6, 2–6 [12]
Winner 1908 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–4 [12]
Winner 1909 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie 6–8, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2 [12]
Runner-up 1910 Wimbledon Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6 [12]
Runner-up 1912 Wimbledon Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 4–6 [12]

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1908 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
1–6, 2–6, 6–1, 7–9 [13]
Winner 1909 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett Australia Stanley Doust
New Zealand Harry Parker
6–2, 6–1, 6–4 [13]
Runner-up 1910 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
1–6, 1–6, 2–6 [13]

Career finals[edit]

Singles 77 (51 titles, 26 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam/Important tournaments (3–5)
Olympic Games (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (6–5)
Clay (8–1)
Grass (35–18)
Titles by location
Outdoors (45–21)
Indoors (5–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1888 Stevenage LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom George Ernest Brown 0-6, 6-1, 6-4[6]
Winner 2. 1888 Hitchin LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom Arthur Hallward 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 [6]
Winner 3. 1889 Dinard Challenge Cup Clay France Réginald Forbes 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 [6]
Winner 4. 1890 Chingford LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom Charles Eames 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 [6]
Winner 5. 1890 Dinard Challenge Cup Clay United Kingdom Horace Chapman 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 [6]
Runner-up 1. 1891 Kent Championships Grass United Kingdom Ernest George Meers 0-6, 2-6, 2-6 [6]
Winner 6. 1891 Chingford LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom Charles Eames 10-12, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 [6]
Winner 7. 1891 Dinard Challenge Cup Clay United Kingdom Horace Chapman 11-9 ret.[6]
Winner 8. 1892 Scottish Championships Grass United Kingdom Robert Millar Watson 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 [6]
Winner 9. 1892 Chingford LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom Charles Eames 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 [6]
Winner 10. 1892 Dinard Challenge Cup Clay United Kingdom Archdale Palmer 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 5-7, 6-3 [6]
Winner 11. 1893 Scottish Championships Grass United Kingdom Robert Millar Watson 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 [6]
Winner 12. 1893 Dinard Challenge Cup Clay United Kingdom Archdale Palmer 3-6, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6, 6-3 [6]
Winner 13. 1894 North London Championships Grass United Kingdom Arthur Hallward 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 [6]
Runner-up 3. 1896 North London Championships Grass United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 3-6 4-6 6-3 2-6 [6]
Winner 14. 1898 North London Championships Grass United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 [6]
Winner 15. 1898 Dinard Challenge Cup Clay United Kingdom E. K. Harvey 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 [6]
Runner-up 4. 1899 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Reginald Doherty 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 3–6 [6]
Winner 16. 1899 North London Championships Grass United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 8-6, 9-7 [6]
Runner-up 5. 1896 Queens Club Championships Grass United Kingdom Harold Mahony 10–8, 2–6, 5–7, 1–6 [6]
Runner-up 6. 1899 Dinard Challenge Cup Clay United Kingdom Harold Mahony 4-6 2-6 4-6 [6]
Winner 17. 1900 British Covered Court Championships Hard (i) United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6–1, 7–5, 6–3 [6]
Runner-up 7. 1900 Irish Championships Grass United Kingdom Harold Mahony 4–6, 5–7, 9–7, 3–6 [6]
Runner-up 8. 1900 Middlesex Championships Grass United Kingdom Harold Mahony 2-6 4-6 2-6 [6]
Winner 18. 1900 Kent Championships Grass United Kingdom Harold Mahony 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 [6]
Winner 19. 1900 North London Championships Grass United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 [6]
Runner-up 9. 1900 Queens Club Championships Grass United Kingdom Arthur W. Lavy 6–0, 6–2, 6–3 [6]
Runner-up 10. 1901 British Covered Court Championships Hard (i) United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 3–6, 1–6, 1–6 [6]
Runner-up 11. 1901 Kent Championships Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 1–6, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6 [6]
Winner 20. 1901 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Reginald Doherty 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–4 [6]
Runner-up 12. 1902 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 0–6 [6]
Runner-up 13. 1903 Kent Championships Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 1–6, 2–6, 3–6 [6]
Winner 21. 1903 All England Plate Grass United States Clarence Hobart 7-5, 6-3 [6]
Winner 22. 1903 Etretat LTC Championships Clay United Kingdom Archdale Palmer 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 [6]
Winner 23. 1903 London Covered Court Championships Hard (i) United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 8-6, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 [6]
Winner 24. 1904 Paris International Championships Clay France Max Decugis 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 [6]
Runner-up 14. 1904 London Covered Court Championships Hard (i) France Max Decugis 2-6 6-3, 6-0, 1-6, 4-6 [6]
Runner-up 15. 1905 Kent Championships Grass Australia Norman Brookes 3-6, 7-9, 2-6 [6]
Winner 25. 1905 East Surrey Championships Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 6-3, 6-3, 6-1[6]
Winner 26. 1905 Nottinghamshire Championships Grass United Kingdom Roy Edward Allen w.o.[6]
Winner 27. 1905 Crystal Palace LTC Championships Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 6-4, 6-2.[6]
Winner 28. 1905 Shanklin LTC Championships Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 [6]
Winner 29. 1905 London Covered Court Championships Hard (i) United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 2-6 6-3, 6-0, 1-6, 4-6 [6]
Runner-up 16. 1906 British Covered Court Championships Hard (i) United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 2-6, 4-6, 6-8 [6]
Winner 30. 1906 East Surrey Championships Grass United Kingdom Sydney Adams 6-2, 6-3, 6-4[6]
Winner 31. 1906 Kent Championships Grass United Kingdom A. L. Bentley 6-0 6-2 6-1[6]
Winner 32. 1906 North London Championships Grass United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 3-0, ret.[6]
Winner 33. 1906 Nottinghamshire Championships Grass United Kingdom Herbert Snook 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 [6]
Winner 34. 1906 Crystal Palace LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom George Allen Thomas 6-1, 6-3 [6]
Winner 35. 1906 Shanklin LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom George Caridia 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 [6]
Winner 37. 1906 Sussex Championships Grass United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 [6]
Winner 38. 1907 Kent Coast Championships Hard United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, ret.[6]
Winner 39. 1907 Surrey Championships Hard United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 [6]
Runner-up 17. 1906 East of Surrey Championships Grass United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6-0, 6-2, 2-6, 3-6, 3-6 [6]
Runner-up 18. 1907 Kent Championships Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 7-9, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 1-6 [6]
Runner-up 19. 1907 Wimbledon Championships Grass Australia Norman Brookes 4–6, 2–6, 2–6 [6]
Winner 40. 1907 Shanklin LTC Championships Grass United Kingdom Charles Henry Ridding 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 [6]
Runner-up 20. 1907 Kent Coast Championships Hard United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 4-6 4-6 6-4 7-9 [6]
Winner 41. 1908 British Covered Court Championships Hard (i) New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4-6, 8-6, 6-0, 8-6 [6]
Winner 42. 1908 Olympic Championships Hard (i) United Kingdom George Caridia 46-3, 7-5, 6-4 [6]
Runner-up 21. 1908 Surrey Championships Grass United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 3-6, 4-6, 2-6 [6]
Winner 43. 1908 Northern Lawn Tennis Championships Grass Republic of Ireland James Cecil Parke 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-8, 6-4[6]
Winner 44. 1908 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4 [6]
Runner-up 22. 1909 British Covered Court Championships Hard (i) United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 5-7, 6-8, 3-6 [6]
Winner 45. 1909 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 [6]
Runner-up 23. 1910 Wimbledon Championships Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6 [6]
Winner 46. 1910 Nottinghamshire Championships Grass ? ? [6]
Winner 47. 1911 Leicestershire Championships Grass United Kingdom Rodney Heath 6-4, 6-1 [6]
Runner-up 24. 1912 Wimbledon Championships Grass New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6 [6]
Winner 48. 1912 Nottinghamshire Championships Grass United Kingdom Charles. P. Dixon 1-6, 11-9, 6-3 [6]
Runner-up 25. 1912 Kent Coast Championships Hard United Kingdom Theodore Mavrogordato 7-9, 6-8. ret.[6]
Winner 49. 1913 Leicestershire Championships Grass United Kingdom George Hillyard 7-5, 4-6, ret.[6]
Runner-up 26. 1913 Nottinghamshire Championships Grass Australia Stanley Doust 6-3, 3-6, 3-36, 9-7, 4-6 [6]
Winner 50. 1914 Nottinghamshire Championships Grass United Kingdom Charles P. Dixon 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 [6]
Winner 51. 1919 Leicestershire Championships Grass United Kingdom George Fletcher 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 [6]

References[edit]

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