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Andrew Castle

Full name: Andrew Nicholas Castle
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: November 15, 1963 in Epsom, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Queens Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Biography

The great-grandson of the social reformer and women’s rights advocate Annie Besant, Andrew Castle was a national junior champion before leaving England to study on a tennis scholarship at the University of Wichita. He joined the ATP tour in 1986 and made his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain later the same year. In his eight years on the professional circuit he reached one ATP Tour singles final (1988 in Seoul) and won three doubles titles. Although his performances at grand slam tournaments were generally disappointing he partnered Anne Hobbs to the mixed doubles final at the 1987 Australian Open and was a semi-finalist in the men’s doubles at the same event in 1988. He was famously fined most of his prize money for carrying a placard protesting British government tax policy onto the court before the 1990 British National Championship final. After retiring from professional tennis he worked as a commentator for Sky Sports before becoming the main anchor of ITV’s breakfast programme. Castle also works on the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 17T
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis Men's Doubles Great Britain GBR 17T
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 33T
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Tennis Men's Doubles Great Britain GBR 17T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #13 2 1988-09-22 Järryd (SWE) 3, Castle (GBR) 0 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #26 1 Castle (GBR) 3, N'Goran (CIV) 2 3
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #20 2 Bruguera (ESP) 3, Castle (GBR) 0 0

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis Great Britain GBR Jeremy Bates Round One Match #13 2 1988-09-23 YUG 3, GBR 1 1
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Tennis Great Britain GBR Chris Wilkinson Round One Match #13 2 ARG 3, GBR 0 0