General Anthony John (Tony)
Mottram
Male
England
1920-06-08
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
2016-12-06
Surrey, England


About

Mottram was born in Coventry, then Warwickshire (now West Midlands), England.
He was the second of 3 children, his father worked as a leather bicycle seat salesman. Tony was a hard-working boy who, despite his family’s modest means, won a scholarship to Bablake School in 1931. "He showed an early talent for ball games, encouraged by his mother, a keen golfer. Although none of the family played tennis, Tony’s passion for the sport was sparked when a friend took him to play at Earlsdon Tennis Club."


He was a British tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s. Mottram reached the quarterfinal of the 1948 Wimbledon Championships in which he lost to Gardnar Mulloy. In the doubles event he reached the final of the 1947 Wimbledon Championships with Bill Sidwell in which they were defeated by the first-seeded team of Jack Kramer and Bob Falkenburg. He reached the French Open's fourth round in both 1947 and 1948, and the third round of the 1951 US Open.
Along with Bunny Austin, he sits in joint-sixth place for the most Davis Cup match-wins by a British player, compiling a 36-20 win-loss record when competing in the international team competition – five more wins than his son (31-10) managed in Davis Cup although, unlike Buster, Tony never competed for the title.
Only Fred Perry, Mike Sangster, Bobby Wilson, Tim Henman and Andy Murray have managed to win more Davis Cup matches for Great Britain than Mottram, who played in the competition from 1947-1955.



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Archive statistics 1939 - 1971
34
368
252


Tournament wins 1955 - Graz (Amateur)
1955 - Shirley Park (Amateur)
1955 - Sutton Hard Courts (Open)
1955 - Surrey Hard Court Championships (Open)
1955 - Cannes Carlton 2nd Meeting (Amateur)
1955 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1954 - British Hard Court Championships (Open)
1954 - Bad Neuenahr (Open)
1953 - Southern India Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Surrey Hard Court Championships (Open)
1953 - Shirley Park (Amateur)
1953 - St. Anne's on Sea (Open)
1953 - Essex Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Yugoslavian International Championships (Amateur)
1952 - Shirley Park (Amateur)
1952 - Roehampton Grass Courts (Amateur)
1952 - Tally Ho! (Open)
1952 - Surrey (Open)
1952 - Bad Neuenahr (Open)
1952 - Palace Hotel (Amateur)
1952 - Northern India (Amateur)
1951 - Surrey Hard Court Championships (Open)
1951 - Cumberland Hard Courts (Amateur)
1951 - Surrey (Open)
1951 - Shirley Park (Amateur)
1950 - Tally Ho! (Open)
1949 - Cumberland Open (Amateur)
1949 - Sutton Coldfield (Amateur)
1949 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1949 - Midland Counties Championships (Amateur)
1949 - Torquay (Open)
1947 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1946 - Priory Club (Amateur)
1946 - Chapel Allerton (Amateur)


Tournaments Queens Club Tournament - 1971 French Professional Championship - 1956 London Professional Championships - 1956 Wimbledon - 1955 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1955 Nice - 1955 British Hard Court Championships - 1955 German International Championships - 1955 Cannes Carlton 2nd Meeting - 1955 San Remo - 1955 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1955 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1955 Bavarian International Championships - 1955 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1955 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1955 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1955 Ortisei - 1955 Pedavena - 1955 Travemünde International - 1955 Graz - 1955 Durham County Championships - 1955 Shirley Park - 1955 Sutton Coldfield - 1955 Sutton Hard Courts - 1955 Varese - 1955 Wimbledon - 1954 Roland Garros - 1954 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1954 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1954 British Hard Court Championships - 1954 German International Championships - 1954 Argentina International Championships - 1954 Deauville - 1954 Baden-Baden - 1954 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1954 Caribbean Championships - 1954 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1954 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1954 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1954 Kingston International Invitation - 1954 Colombia International - 1954 Masters Invitation - 1954 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1954 Ortisei - 1954 Durham County Championships - 1954 Bad Neuenahr - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1953 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1953 German International Championships - 1953 San Pellegrino - 1953 Midland Counties Championships - 1953 Southern India Championships - 1953 Essex Championships - 1953 Baden-Baden - 1953 Palace Hotel - 1953 Great Britain vs. Belgium Exhibition - 1953 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1953 Viareggio - 1953 St. Anne's on Sea - 1953 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1953 Ortisei - 1953 Indian International Championships - 1953 Shirley Park - 1953 Bad Neuenahr - 1953 West Pakistan Championships - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 Philippines Championships - 1952 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1952 German International Championships - 1952 Baden-Baden - 1952 British Covered Court Championships - 1952 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1952 Palace Hotel - 1952 Northern India - 1952 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1952 Asian Championships - 1952 Cologne International - 1952 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1952 Surrey - 1952 Shirley Park - 1952 Tally Ho! - 1952 Bad Neuenahr - 1952 Riccione - 1952 Velbert Invitational Tournament - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 US Open - 1951 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1951 British Hard Court Championships - 1951 South of England Championships - 1951 British Covered Court Championships - 1951 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1951 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1951 Surrey - 1951 Shirley Park - 1951 Tally Ho! - 1951 Wimbledon - 1950 Roland Garros - 1950 US Open - 1950 US Clay Courts - 1950 Italian International Championships - 1950 South of England Championships - 1950 Asian Championships - 1950 Tally Ho! - 1950 Wimbledon - 1949 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1949 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1949 North of England Championships - 1949 Midland Counties Championships - 1949 Luzern - 1949 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1949 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1949 Cumberland Open - 1949 Priory Club - 1949 Torquay - 1949 Sutton Coldfield - 1949 Barcelona International Christmas - 1949 Zurich Grasshopper LTC - 1949 Lugano Lido Tournament - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 Roland Garros - 1948 US Open - 1948 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1948 South African Championships - 1948 Pan American Championships - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 US Open - 1947 Bermuda Championships - 1947 Pacific Coast Championship - 1947 Irish Championships - 1947 British Hard Court Championships - 1947 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1947 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1947 Coral Beach Club Invitation - 1947 Pan American Championships - 1947 North of England Hardcourts - 1947 Wimbledon - 1946 Roland Garros - 1946 US Open - 1946 Pacific Coast Championship - 1946 Irish Championships - 1946 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1946 International Club Matches - FRA - 1946 Pan American Championships - 1946 Priory Club - 1946 Harrogate - 1946 Chapel Allerton - 1946 Barcelona International Christmas - 1946 Wimbledon - 1939

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