Gerald Patterson

Born:
December 17, 1895
Died:
June 13, 1967
Place of Birth:
Melbourne, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1989
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

A player who shaped the future of Australian tennis in many ways with the potency of his game, Gerald Patterson won three Grand Slam singles championships, played Davis Cup regularly for his country, and competed with joyous intensity. His shots were best described with forceful adjectives-lethal forehand, mighty overhead smash, and overpowering serve. He was a muscular man whose grace afoot and crisp volleys made him difficult to beat. An authentic sportsman, his indomitable spirit was enhanced by his dignity and composure.

Grand Slam Record

Australasian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1927
  • Doubles Champion 1922, 1925-27

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1919, 1922
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1920

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1919

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1920, 1922, 1924-25, 1928