General Arthur William Charles (Wentworth)
Gore
Male
England
1868-01-02
Lyndhurst, England
1928-12-01
Kensington, England


About

The covered court singles matches at the 1908 Olympic Games began at the Queen?s Club immediately after the English Championships had been held on the same courts. Regrettably, the Olympic tournament drew a poor entry and Wentworth Gore had had to play on two singles matches to add an Olympic gold medal to the English title he had won the previous week. In the first match, Gore came from behind to beat Josiah Ritchie, who later in the summer won the Olympic outdoor title, and in the final the 40-year-old Gore was relieved to beat George Caridia in straight sets after his five set opening match.

With Roper Barrett as his partner, Gore won a second Olympic gold in the indoor?s men doubles thereby confirming their position as one of the leading doubles pairings of the day. They reached the Wimbledon All-Comers in 1899 and 1908 before winning the Challenge Round in 1909 when they also won the British covered courts title. But possible their greatest victory came on the only occasional they played together in the Davis Cup. In the 1907 Challenge round, Gore and Barrett lost the first two sets to the Australasian pair, Norman Brookes and Tony Wilding, but after squaring the match they took the final set 13-11.

In 1900, Gore beat the great Laurie Doherty at Dublin, Beckenham and Wimbledon and was honored with the captaincy of Britain?s first Davis Cup team. The following year he won the first of his three Wimbledon singles titles. Despite his many successes, it is really the longevity of his career that places Wentworth Gore among the lawn tennis immortals. He played at every Wimbledon from 1888 to 1927, a remarkable span of 39 years; he is the oldest winner of the Wimbledon singles (aged 41 in 1909) and he also holds the record of being the oldest Wimbledon singles finalist (aged 44 in 1912). Wentworth Gore learned his tennis on the sand courts of Brittany and although many sources indicate that he was educated at Harrow this is incorrect and he was, in fact, educated abroad.



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Archive statistics 1888 - 1925
44
504
383


Tournament wins 1919 - Leicester (Amateur)
1910 - Nottingham (Open)
1909 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1908 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1908 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1908 - Olympics Indoor (Olympic Games)
1908 - British Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1907 - Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1907 - Shanklin (Amateur)
1906 - Shanklin (Amateur)
1906 - Crystal Palace (Amateur)
1906 - East Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1906 - Sussex Championships (Amateur)
1906 - Kent Championships (Open)
1906 - Hythe (Amateur)
1906 - Gipsy (Amateur)
1906 - Nottingham (Open)
1905 - London Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1905 - Shanklin (Amateur)
1905 - Nottingham (Open)
1905 - Crystal Palace (Amateur)
1905 - East Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1904 - Paris International Championships (Open)
1903 - Étretat (Amateur)
1903 - London Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1901 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1900 - British Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1900 - Kent Championships (Open)
1900 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
1900 - Gipsy (Amateur)
1899 - Gipsy (Amateur)
1898 - Dinard (Amateur)
1898 - Gipsy (Amateur)
1896 - Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) (Open)
1894 - Gipsy (Amateur)
1893 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1892 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1892 - Dinard (Amateur)
1891 - Dinard (Amateur)
1891 - Essex Championships (Amateur)
1890 - Surrey (Open)
1889 - Dinard (Amateur)
1888 - Stevenage (Amateur)
1888 - Hitchin (Amateur)


Tournaments Le Touquet - 1925 Allegheny Mountains Championships - 1925 Wimbledon - 1922 Leicester - 1922 Wimbledon - 1921 World Covered Court Championships - 1921 Wimbledon - 1920 West of England Championships - 1920 Surrey Championships - 1920 Gipsy - 1920 Nottingham - 1920 Hythe - 1920 Wimbledon - 1919 Kent Championships - 1919 Leicester - 1919 Wimbledon - 1914 World Hardcourt Championships - 1914 Wimbledon - 1913 Wimbledon - 1912 Prussian Championships - 1912 World Hardcourt Championships - 1912 Kent Championships - 1912 Olympics Indoor - 1912 Davis Cup - Semi-Finals - 1912 Wimbledon - 1911 Kent Championships - 1911 Wimbledon - 1910 Nottingham - 1910 South of England Championships - 1910 Wimbledon - 1909 Étretat - 1909 British Covered Court Championships - 1909 Wimbledon - 1908 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1908 Kent Championships - 1908 Surrey Championships - 1908 European Championship - 1908 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1908 British Covered Court Championships - 1908 Olympics Indoor - 1908 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1908 Wimbledon - 1907 Kent Championships - 1907 Surrey Championships - 1907 Leicester - 1907 British Covered Court Championships - 1907 East Surrey Championships - 1907 Hythe - 1907 Shanklin - 1907 Davis Cup - Challenge Round - 1907 Wimbledon - 1906 Cannes Championships - 1906 South of France Championships - 1906 Kent Championships - 1906 Sussex Championships - 1906 Surrey Championships - 1906 European Championship - 1906 Gipsy - 1906 Nottingham - 1906 British Covered Court Championships - 1906 Crystal Palace - 1906 East Surrey Championships - 1906 Hythe - 1906 Shanklin - 1906 Wimbledon - 1905 Queens Club Tournament - 1905 Kent Championships - 1905 Nottingham - 1905 British Covered Court Championships - 1905 London Covered Court Championships - 1905 Crystal Palace - 1905 East Surrey Championships - 1905 Shanklin - 1905 Wimbledon - 1904 Paris International Championships - 1904 Queens Club Tournament - 1904 Kent Championships - 1904 British Covered Court Championships - 1904 London Covered Court Championships - 1904 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1904 Wimbledon - 1903 Queens Club Tournament - 1903 Kent Championships - 1903 Étretat - 1903 British Covered Court Championships - 1903 London Covered Court Championships - 1903 Wimbledon - 1902 Wimbledon - 1901 Queens Club Tournament - 1901 Kent Championships - 1901 British Covered Court Championships - 1901 Wimbledon - 1900 US Open - 1900 Irish Championships - 1900 Queens Club Tournament - 1900 Kent Championships - 1900 Gipsy - 1900 Davis Cup - Final - 1900 British Covered Court Championships - 1900 Middlesex Championships - 1900 Wimbledon - 1899 Queens Club Tournament - 1899 German International Championships - 1899 Kent Championships - 1899 Dinard - 1899 European Championship - 1899 Gipsy - 1899 Homburg - 1899 British Covered Court Championships - 1899 Middlesex Championships - 1899 Wimbledon - 1898 Queens Club Tournament - 1898 Kent Championships - 1898 Dinard - 1898 Gipsy - 1898 British Covered Court Championships - 1898 Wimbledon - 1897 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1897 Wimbledon - 1896 Gipsy - 1896 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1896 East of England Championships - 1896 Wimbledon - 1895 Queens Club Tournament - 1895 Kent Championships - 1895 Gipsy - 1895 Wimbledon - 1894 Queens Club Tournament - 1894 Scottish Championships - 1894 Gipsy - 1894 Wimbledon - 1893 Kent Championships - 1893 Dinard - 1893 Scottish Championships - 1893 Whitehouse - 1893 Wimbledon - 1892 Irish Championships - 1892 Queens Club Tournament - 1892 Kent Championships - 1892 Dinard - 1892 Scottish Championships - 1892 Middlesex Championships - 1892 Wimbledon - 1891 Irish Championships - 1891 Kent Championships - 1891 Dinard - 1891 Essex Championships - 1891 Middlesex Championships - 1891 Wimbledon - 1890 Queens Club Tournament - 1890 Kent Championships - 1890 Dinard - 1890 Surrey Championships - 1890 Queens Challenge Cup - 1890 Middlesex Championships - 1890 Surrey - 1890 Wimbledon - 1889 Kent Championships - 1889 Dinard - 1889 Middlesex Championships - 1889 London Athletic Club - 1889 Wimbledon - 1888 Leicester - 1888 London Athletic Club - 1888 Hitchin - 1888 Stevenage - 1888

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