|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
|Residence||Kingston upon Thames, England|
|Born||25 April 1955|
Kingston upon Thames, England
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 15 (7 February 1983)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||4R (1977)|
|US Open||4R (1980)|
|Highest ranking||No. 164 (3 January 1983)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||3R (1981, 1983)|
|US Open||3R (1973)|
Christopher "Buster" Mottram (born 25 April 1955 in Kingston upon Thames) is a former English tennis player and UK number 1 who achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 15 in February 1983.
Mottram represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup eight times, scoring 31 wins and 10 losses. His parents, Tony Mottram and Joy Gannon, were leading British tennis players in the 1950s.
|Win||1.||Apr 1975||Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard||Tom Okker||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||2.||Apr 1976||Palma, Majorca||Clay||Jun Kuki||7–5, 6–3, 6–3|
|Win||1.||Apr 1974||Charlotte, U.S.||Unknown||Raúl Ramírez|| Owen Davidson |
|6–3, 1–6, 6–3|
|Win||2.||Jul 1977||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Roger Taylor|| Colin Dowdeswell |
|Win||3.||Oct 1977||Basle, Switzerland||Carpet||Mark Cox|| John Feaver |
|7–5, 6–4, 6–3|
|Win||4.||Mar 1981||Stuttgart, West Germany||Carpet||Nick Saviano|| Craig Edwards |
|3–6, 6–1, 6–2|
|Win||5.||Apr 1982||Bournemouth, UK||Clay||Paul McNamee|| Henri Leconte |
|3–6, 7–6, 6–3|
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