General John Colin
Gregory
Male
England
1903-07-28
Beverley, England
1959-01-10
All England Club, Wimbledon, England


About

Colin was an amateur British tennis player who 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. Colin Gregory was a highly respected and popular player who emerged onto the scene in the 1920s. Gregory had already been a Wimbledon quarter finalist in 1926, the same year that he became a regular in the British Davis Cup team. In the 1920s he played doubles with Ian Collins and they were runners up at the 1929 Wimbledon Championships. Touring Australia in 1929, Gregory eased his way into the semis of the Australian Open, where he faced Gar Moon. Gregory was the more aggressive and won in straight sets. In the final he faced Bob Schlesinger and after 4 tough sets, Gregory claimed victory on his third match point to take his first and only Grand Slam title. The following year, 1930, Gregory beat Jack Crawford in the French Open and made it to the quarters. At Wimbledon he beat Fred Perry before going out to Bill Tilden in the quarters. After retiring in the mid 1930s, Gregory became non-playing captain of the British Davis Cup team.
Following the Second World War, Gregory was captain of the British Davis Cup team. Due to an accident Geoffrey Paish was unable to play in a 1952 match against Yugoslavia and the 49-year-old Gregory made a comeback and stepped in to win the doubles match with Tony Mottram. Gregory became chairman of the All-England Club at Wimbledon in 1955, where he died in 1959 in the changing rooms following a match.



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Archive statistics 1924 - 1939
8
76
52


Tournament wins 1933 - North of England Hardcourts (Open)
1933 - County Dublin Championships (Amateur)
1931 - Kent Championships (Open)
1930 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1930 - County Dublin Championships (Amateur)
1929 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1929 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1927 - North of England Championships (Open)


Tournaments County Dublin Championships - 1939 Wimbledon - 1933 Paddington - 1933 North of England Hardcourts - 1933 County Dublin Championships - 1933 Wimbledon - 1932 India International Championships - 1932 Wimbledon - 1931 Kent Championships - 1931 Wimbledon - 1930 Roland Garros - 1930 German International Championships - 1930 North of England Championships - 1930 Scottish Championships - 1930 County Dublin Championships - 1930 Australian Open - 1929 Wimbledon - 1929 Roland Garros - 1929 Scottish Championships - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Roland Garros - 1928 US Open - 1928 Victorian Championships - 1928 Wimbledon - 1927 North of England Championships - 1927 Wimbledon - 1926 Monte Carlo - 1926 Roland Garros - 1926 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1926 Wimbledon - 1925 Cannes Métropole - 1925 Wimbledon - 1924

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