Gordon Forbes (born 21 February 1934 Cape Town, South Africa) is a former South African professional tennis player and author. During the 1950s and 1960s, he was the doubles partner of countryman Abe Segal. Together, they were considered one of the best doubles teams in the world.
|Country (sports)||South Africa|
|Born||21 February 1934|
Burgersdorp, Cape Province, South Africa
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1971)|
|French Open||3R (1955, 1956, 1957, 1959)|
|US Open||QF (1962)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1962)|
|French Open||F (1963)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1955)|
|Davis Cup||SFEu (1962, 1963)|
Forbes won the singles title of the South African Championships in 1959 and 1961 and was runner-up in 1955, 1962, 1963 and 1964. He played for the South African Davis Cup team in 14 ties in the period 1955 to 1963 and compiled a record of 20 wins and 11 losses.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||1963||French Championships||Clay||Abe Segal|| Roy Emerson
|2–6, 4–6, 4–6|
Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit
|Winner||1955||French Championships||Clay||Darlene Hard|| Jenny Staley
|5–7, 6–1, 6–2|
- Plimpton, George (1992). The Norton Book of Sports. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 205. ISBN 978-0-393-03040-2.
- Forbes, Gordon (1997). A Handful of Summers (1st American ed.). London: HarperCollins. p. 22. ISBN 9780007291304.
- Allen, Brook (8 June 1997). "Sports Books in Brief". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
- Brent Shearer (6 September 2011). "New York Tennis Magazine's Literary Corner: A Handful of Summers by Gordon Forbes". New York Tennis Magazine.
- David Southey (7 November 2017). "SA's raconteur racquet man aces another memoir". Business Day. Retrieved 16 November 2017.