A keen tennis player, Gordon relished the opportunity to remain in the sport when he discovered wheelchair tennis after developing a rare neurological condition, transverse myelitis, in 2004.
He first began playing wheelchair tennis in 2005, when he was introduced to the sport at Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow. He was acknowledged for his sporting credentials in 2006, when he was among the 10 shortlisted finalists for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
In 2007, Gordon became Britain’s youngest men's singles National Champion. A part of Great Britain’s winning junior team at the 2007 World Team Cup, in 2015 he led Great Britain to a first ever senior men’s title at the World Team Cup.
In 2015 Gordon won his first two Grand Slam titles in doubles and also became the first British men’s wheelchair player to earn a world No. 1 senior ranking after becoming world no.1 in men’s doubles. In January this year Gordon made history again as the first British men’s wheelchair tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the Australian Open.
In 2014 and 2015 Gordon was named Tennis Scotland International Player of the Year, sharing the accolade with Andy Murray in 2015.
At London 2012, Gordon reached the semi-finals in the men's singles competition. He matched this achievement in the doubles, where he took to the courts at Eton Manor with team-mate Marc McCarroll.
Gordon also enjoys wheelchair basketball and he previously represented Scotland as part of the under-25 team.
When he was younger, Gordon combined his training commitments with his studies and he was awarded Uppers (A-Levels) from Hermitage Academy in 2009 in Maths, English and Biology.
He trains at Gannochy National Tennis Centre.
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