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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]
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1901, Karoly Mazak)[2]
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)

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.[4]

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CareerEdit

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 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 [12]
Win 1901 Wimbledon Grass   Reginald Doherty 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–4 [12]
Loss 1902 Wimbledon Grass   Laurence Doherty 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 0–6 [12]
Loss 1907 Wimbledon Grass   Norman Brookes 4–6, 2–6, 2–6 [12]
Win 1908 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–4 [12]
Win 1909 Wimbledon Grass   Major Ritchie 6–8, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2 [12]
Loss 1910 Wimbledon Grass   Anthony Wilding 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6 [12]
Loss 1912 Wimbledon Grass   Anthony Wilding 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 4–6 [12]

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 [13]
Win 1909 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett   Stanley Doust
  Harry Parker
6–2, 6–1, 6–4 [13]
Loss 1910 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett   Major Ritchie
  Anthony Wilding
1–6, 1–6, 2–6 [13]

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

ReferencesEdit

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