F. Gordon Lowe

F. GORDON LOWE (GREAT BRITAIN)

Born: 21/6/1884 Died: 17/5/1972

Australian Open 1915

F. Gordon Lowe was a top English player of the early part of the 20th century. Tall but slightly built, Lowe had an enviable knowledge of the game and was a very solid if unspectacular player. Lowe was a good tactician whose best shot was probably the forehand drive. He made his Wimbledon debut in 1906 and made his last appearance 20 years later. His best performance was a semi final in 1911 and repeated that feat in 1923, when he was 39 years old. In 1915 Lowe made the trip down under to play in the Australian championships. The championships got underway at the Auchenflower courts in Brisbane in August of 1915. All proceeds from the event went to the war effort. Lowe made it through to the final where he faced former champion Horrie Rice. Lowe won in four sets to take his first and only Grand Slam title. In 1921 Lowe played in the US Open and made it through to the quarter finals. In 1929 Lowe became Sir Gordon Lowe, succeeding his father, a Privy Councillor, to the baronetcy. He died in 1972 aged 87.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS ARCHIVE

HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: J.Borotra 0-1, A.Kingscote 0-1, C.Parke 0-1, H.Rice 1-0, B.Tilden 0-1, B.Wright 0-1

F. Gordon Lowe's Grand Slam record

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