Sydney Jacob

Sydney Jacob

Sydney Montague Jacob
Full name Sydney Montague Jacob
Country (sports) India
Born (1879-10-28)28 October 1879
Dalhousie, India
Died 14 February 1977 (aged 97)
Surrey, Great Britain
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1925)
Wimbledon QF (1925)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (1924)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1921)
Olympic Games 1R (1924)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1924, 1925, 1927)
Olympic Games 2R (1924)

Sydney Jacob (28 October 1879 – 1977) was an Indian born British male tennis player who represented India at the Davis Cup and Olympic Games. He competed in the singles event at the 1924 Summer Olympics, reaching the quarterfinal in which he lost to Jean Borotra. With compatriot Mohammed Sleem he competed in the men's doubles event and reached the second round. He also competed in the mixed doubles event, with compatriot N. Polley, but lost their first match in the second round after a bye in the first round.[1][2]

He published an autobiographical book titled Favour for Fools in a Decadent Empire: A Skeletal Autobiography.[3]


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External links

  • ITF – Player profile
  • Davis Cup – Player profile
  • Website bio