Gordon Forbes

Gordon Forbes was born in 1934 on a farm near Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape. He grew up playing tennis with his siblings, and became one of South Africa’s most consistent post-war champions, winning a total of ten national titles. He played for South Africa in Davis Cup competitions and with his great friend Abe Segal, became one of the world’s best doubles combinations. Together, they won the British Hard Courts twice and reached the finals of the French Championships and the semi-finals of Wimbledon.

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