- Charles P. Dixon
Charles P. Dixon Full name Charles Percy Dixon Country United Kingdom Born February 7, 1873
Died April 7, 1939(aged 66)
Singles Grand Slam results Australian Open Senior F (1911, All Comers') Olympic Games Silver Medal (1912) Doubles Grand Slam Doubles results Australian Open W (1912) Wimbledon W (1912, 1913) Olympic Games Bronze Medal (1908, 1912) Other Mixed Doubles tournaments Olympic Games Gold Medal (1912) Olympic medal record Men's Tennis Bronze 1908 London Doubles Gold 1912 Stockholm Indoor mixed doubles Silver 1912 Stockholm Indoor singles Bronze 1912 Stockholm Indoor doubles
He was born on 7 February 1873 in Grantham, Lincolnshire. At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London he won a bronze medal in the men's doubles event. In the 1912 Summer Olympics he won three medals in the indoor tennis events: gold in the mixed doubles, silver in men's singles and bronze in men's doubles.
From 1929 to 1932 he represented the International Club of Great Britain against France at Queens and at Ateuil in 1932 and 1933. After retiring from tournaments, he coached juniors and umpired at Wimbledon, becoming President of the Umpire's Association. He died on 29 April 1939.
Dixon was born in 1873, the year that Major Walter Clopton Wingfield defined the first rules for lawn tennis. Dixon participated in games played during those early years. His early career included victories in international tournaments overseas:
- 1905 Ostend International tournament - won
- 1908 Doubles at the Championship of Dieppe (Championnat de Diepper) - won partnering with J. G. Ritchie 
Dixon was better known at the time for his many successes when representing Britain in the Davis Cup: starting in the 1909 Cup in Philadelphia, he led the British team to victory in the 1912 Cup in Australia.
He was a member of the English Drive Club team in South Africa in 1910-1911, and reached the final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship later that year. He was runner-up to Herbert Roper Barrett, his partner in the Davis Cup, and with whom he won the doubles at Wimbledon in 1912 and 1913.
His brother, J A Dixon, was captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
In 1897 he married Louise Robinson , and until his death they lived at Chestnut Road, West Norwood.
He died on 29 April 1939 in West Norwood, London.
After cremation his ashes were buried nearby at the Robinson family plot in West Norwood Cemetery.
- ^ a b c "Charles P. Dixon, 64, Former Tennis Star. Helped Win Wimbledon Doubles Title for England in 1912". New York Times. May 1, 1939. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40B10FA395E10728DDDA80894DD405B898FF1D3. Retrieved 2010-12-17. "Charles P. Dixon, member of the English Davis Cup team which played against the United States in 1909 in Philadelphia and a member of the Wimbledon doubles championship team, 1912-13, died yesterday at the age of ..."
- ^ Championnat de Diepper, La Presse, p3, 3 August 1908
Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's doubles champions
1885: William Renshaw / Ernest Renshaw · 1886: William Renshaw / Ernest Renshaw · 1887: Herbert Wilberforce / Patrick Bowes-Lyon · 1888: William Renshaw / Ernest Renshaw · 1889: William Renshaw / Ernest Renshaw · 1890: Joshua Pim / Frank Stoker · 1891) Wilfred Baddeley / Herbert Baddeley · 1892: E.W. Lewis / H.S. Barlow · 1893: Joshua Pim / Frank Stoker · 1894: Wilfred Baddeley / Herbert Baddeley · 1895: Wilfred Baddeley / Herbert Baddeley · 1896: Wilfred Baddeley / Herbert Baddeley · 1897: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1898: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1899: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1900: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1901: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1902: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley · 1903: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1904: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1905: Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty · 1906: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley · 1907: Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding · 1908: Tony Wilding / Josiah Ritchie · 1909: Arthur Gore / Herbert Barrett · 1910: Tony Wilding / Josiah Ritchie · 1911: André Gobert / Max Decugis · 1912: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon · 1913: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon · 1914: Norman Brookes / Tony Wilding · 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) · 1919: R.V. Thomas / Pat O'Hara Wood · 1920: R. Norris Williams / Chuck Garland · 1921: Randolph Lycett / Max Woosnam · 1922: James Anderson / Randolph Lycett · 1923: Leslie Godfree / Randolph Lycett · 1924: Francis Hunter / Vincent Richards · 1925: Jean Borotra / René Lacoste · 1926: Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet · 1927: Francis Hunter / Bill Tilden · 1928: Jacques Brugnon / Henri Cochet · 1929: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn · 1930: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn · 1931: George Lott / John Van Ryn · 1932: Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon · 1933: Jean Borotra / Jacques Brugnon · 1934: George Lott / Lester Stoefen · 1935: Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist · 1936: Pat Hughes / Raymond Tuckey · 1937: Don Budge / Gene Mako · 1938: Don Budge / Gene Mako · 1939: Elwood Cooke / Bobby Riggs · 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) · 1946: Tom Brown / Jack Kramer · 1947: Bob Falkenburg / Jack Kramer · 1948: John Bromwich / Frank Sedgman · 1949: Pancho Gonzales / Frank Parker · 1950: John Bromwich / Adrian Quist · 1951: Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman · 1952: Ken McGregor / Frank Sedgman · 1953: Lew Hoad / Ken Rosewall · 1954: Rex Hartwig / Mervyn Rose · 1955: Rex Hartwig / Lew Hoad · 1956: Lew Hoad / Ken Rosewall · 1957: Budge Patty / Gardnar Mulloy · 1958: Sven Davidson / Ulf Schmidt · 1959: Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser · 1960: Rafael Osuna / Dennis Ralston · 1961: Roy Emerson / Neale Fraser · 1962: Bob Hewitt / Fred Stolle · 1963: Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox · 1964: Bob Hewitt / Fred Stolle · 1965: John Newcombe / Tony Roche · 1966: Ken Fletcher / John Newcombe · 1967: Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan ·
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