| Anthony John Mottram|
| 4R (1947, 1948)|
| 8 June 1920 (age 95)
Coventry, England (1920-06-08) |
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Tony Mottram Wikipedia
Anthony John Mottram (8 June 1920 – 6 October 2016) 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. He was the father of tennis champion Buster Mottram. 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.
Mottram was born in Coventry, then Warwickshire (now West Midlands), England. He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 14 June 1955. The All England Lawn Tennis Club elected him an Honorary Member in 1957. Mottram died on 6 October 2016 at the age of 96.