Pat Hughes (tennis)

George Patrick Hughes (21 December 1902 – 8 May 1997) was an English tennis player.

Pat Hughes
Pat Hughes 1934.jpg
Full nameGeorge Patrick Hughes
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1902-12-21)21 December 1902
Sutton Coldfield, England
Died8 May 1997(1997-05-08) (aged 94)
Walton-on-Thames, England
Turned pro1926 (amateur tour)
Retired1941
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1934)
French OpenSF (1931)
WimbledonQF (1931, 1933)
US Open2R (1931)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1934)
French OpenW (1933)
WimbledonW (1936)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1926, 1933)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1933, 1934, 1935, 1936)

Hughes and Fred Perry won the doubles at the French Championships in 1933 and at the Australian Championships in 1934. Hughes later teamed up with Raymond Tuckey. They won the doubles in Wimbledon in 1936. Hughes reached the semi finals at Roland Garros in 1931, where he beat Vernon Kirby and George Lott before losing to Christian Boussus.[1] Between 1929 and 1936 Hughes was a member of the British Davis Cup team.

Hughes had been the only British man to reach the singles final at the Italian championships, capturing the title in 1931 and runner-up the following year, until Andy Murray won the tournament in 2016. Hughes captured the doubles title in both those years too, when the tournament, in its infancy, was played in Milan.

He was the editor of the Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack from the late 1940s to the late 1950s.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

 
Pat Hughes left and Fred Perry at White City in the 1934-1935 summer before the January 1935 Melbourne Centenary Australian Championships at Kooyong

Doubles (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1932 Wimbledon Grass   Fred Perry   Jean Borotra
  Jacques Brugnon
0–6, 6–4, 6–3, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 1933 French Championships Clay   Fred Perry   Adrian Quist
  Viv McGrath
6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 1934 Australian Championships Grass   Fred Perry   Adrian Quist
  Don Turnbull
6–8, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1935 Australian Championships Grass   Fred Perry   Jack Crawford
  Vivian McGrath
4–6, 6–8, 2–6
Runner-up 1936 French Championships Clay   Charles Tuckey   Jean Borotra
  Marcel Bernard
2–6, 6–3, 7–9, 1–6
Winner 1936 Wimbledon Grass   Charles Tuckey   Charles Hare
  Frank Wilde
6–4, 3–6, 7–9, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1937 Wimbledon Grass   Charles Tuckey   Don Budge
  Gene Mako
0–6, 4–6, 8–6, 1–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "French Open 1931". www.tennis.co.nf.

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