Arthur Lowe (tennis)

Arthur Holden Lowe (29 January 1886 – 22 October 1958) was an English tennis player.

Arthur Lowe
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Lowe in 1914
Full nameArthur Holden Lowe
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1886-01-29)29 January 1886
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Died22 October 1958(1958-10-22) (aged 72)
London, England
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 7 (1914, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1919)
WimbledonSF (1910)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1919)
WimbledonF (1914AC, 1921AC)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1919)

Tennis careerEdit

Lowe competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics in both singles and doubles.[2]

He was ranked World No. 7 in 1914 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph.[1]

Lowe won three titles at the Queen's Club, the pre-Wimbledon tournament, winning his first two back-to-back in 1913–14, and his third over 10 years later in 1925. In 1919 Lowe was runner-up in the Australian Open Men's Doubles with his partner James Anderson. In the singles, Lowe beat Pat O'Hara Wood in torrid heat, with one of the best displays of groundstrokes seen in Melbourne up to that point in time.[3] He lost in the semi finals to Eric Pockley.[4]

His brother Gordon Lowe was also a tennis player, and another brother John played first-class cricket.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1919 Australian Championships   James Anderson   Pat O'Hara Wood
  Ron Thomas
5–7, 1–6, 9–7, 6–3, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 422.
  2. ^ "Sports-Reference.com biography". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  3. ^ "27 Jan 1920 - Australian Championships". Trove.
  4. ^ "Australasian Open 1919". www.tennis.co.nf.

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