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Doctor John Colin Gregory (28 July 1903 – 10 January 1959) was an amateur British tennis player, best remembered for winning the Australian Open in 1929.

Colin Gregory
Colin Gregory 1932.jpg
Colin Gregory in 1932
Full nameJohn Colin Gregory
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1903-07-28)28 July 1903
Beverley, England
Died10 January 1959(1959-01-10) (aged 55)
All England Club, Wimbledon, England
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1929)
French OpenQF (1930)
WimbledonQF (1926, 1930)
US Open1R (1928)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1929)
WimbledonF (1929)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1929)
WimbledonSF (1929)
Team competitions
Davis CupFEu (1926, 1929)

Gregory was born in 1903 in Beverley, Yorkshire, the son of Dr William Herbert and Constance Gregory. Like his father, he became a medical doctor but was also a successful amateur lawn tennis player in both doubles and singles.[1] Gregory also played cricket, golf, rugby and squash.[2] In the 1920s he played doubles with Ian Collins and they were runners up at the 1929 Wimbledon Championships.[1] In 1929 he won the Australian singles championship.[1]

Following the Second World War, Gregory was captain of the British Davis Cup team.[1] Due to an accident Geoffrey Paish was unable to play in a 1952 match against Yugoslavia and the 49-year-old Gregory stepped in to win the doubles match with Tony Mottram.[1] Gregory became chairman of the All-England Club at Wimbledon in 1955, where he died in 1959 in the changing rooms following a match.[1]


Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 titleEdit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1929 Australian Championships Grass   Richard Schlesinger 6–2, 6–2, 5–7, 7–5

Doubles : 2 runners-upEdit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1929 Australian Championships Grass   Ian Collins   Jack Crawford
  Harry Hopman
1–6, 8–6, 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1929 Wimbledon Grass   Ian Collins   Wilmer Allison
  John Van Ryn
4–6, 7–5, 3–6, 12–10, 4–6


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dr. J C Gregory - A Robust Lawn Tennis Player". Obituaries. The Times (54356). London. 12 January 1959. col D, p. 10.
  2. ^ "J. Colin Gregory".

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