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Brian Norton

Full name: Brian Ivan Cobham Norton
Nickname(s): Babe
Gender: Male
Born: October 10, 1899 in Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa
Died: July 16, 1956 in Santa Clara, California, United States
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Brian “Babe” Norton was a South African who was one of the top players in the world for a few years in the early 1920s. Norton eventually settled in the United States, played there a lot, and died in Santa Clara, California. He won the 1920 South African singles title, and was 1923 US doubles champion, playing with Bill Tilden. Norton was runner-up in singles at Wimbledon in 1921, losing to Tilden. He won the All-England Plate in 1922, the consolation tournament for those who lost in the first or second round. Norton’s highest world ranking was #7 in 1921.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Singles South Africa RSA 32T
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Doubles South Africa-1 RSA 5T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Tennis South Africa RSA Round One Match #9 2 1920-08-16 Décugis (FRA) 3, Norton (RSA) 1 1

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Tennis South Africa-1 RSA Louis Raymond Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 JPN 3, RSA-1 1 1
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Tennis South Africa-1 RSA Louis Raymond Round Two Match #4 1 RSA-1 3, TCH-3 0 3
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Tennis South Africa-1 RSA Louis Raymond Round One Match #3 1 RSA-1 3, ESP-2 0 3
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