Robert Howe (tennis)
Bob Howe
Full name Robert Neville Howe
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1925-08-03)3 August 1925
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Died 30 November 2004(2004-11-30) (aged 79)
Santa Ana, California
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1949)
Retired 1971
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)[1]
Career record 41-51
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1958, 1963)
French Open 3R (1957)
Wimbledon 4R (1956, 1962, 1965)
US Open 4R (1957)
Career record 208-94
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 12 (30 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1959)
French Open F (1958, 1961)
Wimbledon SF (1956, 1957)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1958)
French Open W (1960, 1962)
Wimbledon W (1958)

Robert (Bob) Howe (born 3 August 1925 in Sydney; died 30 November 2004 in Santa Ana, California)[2] was an Australian tennis player. His main successes were achieved in the doubles competition. He won four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, including the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship in 1958.[3]

Grand Slam finals

Men's doubles (3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1958 French Championships Clay South Africa Abe Segal Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
6-3, 6-8, 3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 1959 Australian Championships Grass Australia Don Candy Australia Rod Laver
Australia Bob Mark
7-9, 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 1961 French Championships Clay Australia Bob Mark Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6-3, 1-6, 1-6, 4-6

Mixed doubles (4 titles)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1958 Australian Championships Grass Australia Mary Bevis Hawton United Kingdom Angela Mortimer
United Kingdom Peter Newman
9-11, 6-1, 6-2
Winner 1958 Wimbledon Grass Australia Lorraine Coghlan Robinson United States Althea Gibson
Denmark Kurt Nielsen
6-3, 13-11
Winner 1960 French Championships Clay Brazil Maria Bueno United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones
Australia Roy Emerson
1-6, 6-1, 6-2
Winner 1962 French Championships Clay South Africa Renée Schuurman Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
Australia Fred Stolle
3-6, 6-4, 6-4


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