|Full name||George Martin Lott|
|Born||October 16, 1906|
Springfield, Illinois, United States
|Died||December 3, 1991 85) (aged|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Turned pro||1934 (amateur tour from 1924)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1964 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (1931, Züricher Sport)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||QF (1931)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1929, 1930, 1934)|
|US Open||F (1931)|
|US Pro||QF (1938)|
|Wembley Pro||QF (1935)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1931)|
|Wimbledon||W (1931, 1934)|
|US Open||W (1928, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1929, 1931, 1934)|
George Martin Lott (October 16, 1906 – December 3, 1991) was an American tennis player and tennis coach who was born in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Lott is mostly remembered as being one of the greatest doubles players of all time. He won the U.S. title five times with three different partners: John Hennessey in 1928; John Doeg in 1929 and 1930; and Les Stoefen in 1933 and 1934. At the U. S. championships singles in 1928, Lott beat Christian Boussus and John Doeg before losing to Frank Hunter in the semi finals.In 1931 Lott beat defending champion Doeg in the semi finals before losing to Ellsworth Vines in the final. In 1934 Lott became a touring professional, thereby giving up his amateur status and the ability to play in Grand Slam tournaments. In 1929 and 1930 he was ranked World No. 6 and No. 7 by A Wallis Myers; No. 6 by Pierre Gillon in 1930; and in 1931 was ranked No. 4 by Züricher Sport.
Americans are nationals and citizens of the United States of America. Although nationals and citizens make up the majority of Americans, some dual citizens, expatriates, and permanent residents may also claim American nationality. The United States is home to people of many different ethnic origins. As a result, American culture and law does not equate nationality with race or ethnicity, but with citizenship and permanent allegiance.
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Lott was the men's tennis coach at DePaul University from 1969 until his death in Chicago on December 3, 1991.He had been inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984.
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He signed a professional contract in November 1934 with promoter Bill O'Brien and in January 1935, at Madison Square Garden, started a series of head-to-head matches against Bill Tilden and by March trailed him 5–26.
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|Runner-up||1931||U.S. Championships||Grass||9–7, 3–6, 7–9, 5–7|
|Winner||1928||U.S. National Championships||Grass||6–1, 6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||1929||U.S. National Championships||Grass||10–8, 16–14, 6–1|
|Winner||1930||U.S. National Championships||Grass||8–6, 6–3, 4–6, 13–15, 6–4|
|Winner||1931||French Championships||Clay||6–4, 6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||1931||Wimbledon||Grass||6–2, 10–8, 9–11, 3–6, 6–3|
|Winner||1933||U.S. National Championships||Grass||11–13, 9–7, 9–7, 6–3|
|Winner||1934||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 7–5, 6–1|
|Winner||1934||U.S. National Championships||Grass||6–4, 9–7, 3–6, 6–4|
|Winner||1929||U.S. National Championships||Grass||6–3, 6–3|
|Winner||1931||Wimbledon||Grass||6–3, 1–6, 6–3|
|Winner||1931||U.S. National Championships||Grass||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1933||U.S. National Championships||Grass||9–11, 1–6|
|Winner||1934||French Championships||Grass||4–6, 13–11, 6–2|
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