Arthur Gore (tennis)

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

Arthur Gore
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Full nameArthur William Charles Wentworth Gore
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1868-01-02)2 January 1868
Lyndhurst, England
Died1 December 1928(1928-12-01) (aged 60)
Kensington, England
Turned pro1888 (amateur tour)
Retired1922
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF2006 (member page)
Singles
Career record373-127 (74.6%) [1]
Career titles51 [1]
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonW (1901, 1908, 1909)
US OpenSF (1900)
Other tournaments
WHCC2R (1912, 1914)
WCCC1R (1921)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1909)
Other doubles tournaments
WHCCF (1914)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1913, 1922)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1912)

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.[2] 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]

CareerEdit

He played his first tournament at London Athletic Club in 1887,[4] His first title came at a grass court tournament in Stevenage in August 1888.[5] Gore won the singles title at the Scottish Championships in 1892 and successfully defended the title in the Challenge Round in 1893.[6] In 1894 he won the North London Championships [7] on grass an event that tournament winning it five times (1894, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906).[5] 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.[8] 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).,[9] In addition he also won the Leicestershire Championships three times (1913-4, 1919) and the Nottinghamshire Championships four times (1905, 1910, 1912–13).[5] 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.[10] 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.[5]

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

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Result Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1899 Wimbledon Grass   Reginald Doherty 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 3–6 [11]
Win 1901 Wimbledon Grass   Reginald Doherty 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–4 [11]
Loss 1902 Wimbledon Grass   Laurence Doherty 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 0–6 [11]
Loss 1907 Wimbledon Grass   Norman Brookes 4–6, 2–6, 2–6 [11]
Win 1908 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–4 [11]
Win 1909 Wimbledon Grass   Major Ritchie 6–8, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2 [11]
Loss 1910 Wimbledon Grass   Anthony Wilding 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6 [11]
Loss 1912 Wimbledon Grass   Anthony Wilding 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 4–6 [11]

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1908 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett   Major Ritchie
  Anthony Wilding
1–6, 2–6, 6–1, 7–9 [12]
Win 1909 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett   Stanley Doust
  Harry Parker
6–2, 6–1, 6–4 [12]
Loss 1910 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett   Major Ritchie
  Anthony Wilding
1–6, 1–6, 2–6 [12]

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Events with a challenge round: (WC) won; (CR) lost the challenge round; (FA) all comers' finalist

1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 '16–'18 1919 1920 1921 1922 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments 3 / 31 67–27 71.28
French only for French club members 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 2R 1R A 1R 2R SF CR FA WC CR 2R QF SF FA F W WC CR 4R CR 4R QF not held 1R 2R 1R 1R 3 / 30 64–26 71.1
U.S. A A A A A A A A A A A A 4R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 3–1 75.0
Australian not held A A A A A A A A A A A NH A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 5–1 7–2 6–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 5–1 5–1 6–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 6–1 3–1 4–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1

Career finalsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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