Gordon Asciak has been inducted in the Maltese Olympic Committee’s Hall of Fame reserved to outstanding athletes. The MTF nominated Asciak for his outstanding career and contribution in the field of tennis.
Gordon Asciak started playing tennis at the age of 9 years. From the age of ten Gordon took part in numerous junior tournaments in the UK and won many prestigious tournaments. The results gave him the right to represent Malta at Junior Wimbledon in 1979. Gordon has been Malta Champion from 1978 till 1991, a record of 13 consecutive years. He represented Malta in three editions of the European Junior Championships held in Czechoslovakia, Sweden and France beating junior champions from Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Holland and Belgium. In year 1981 Gordon was awarded a scholarship at San Diego State University and after 2 years he decided to play full time tennis. From year 1984 till 1998 he played in the German league with TC Hof and won a number of 104 matches from a total of 112 matches. During those 14 years, Gordon was twice voted as the best doubles player in the Upper Bavarian Region. He represented Malta in the Davis Cup, winning 17 singles matches and 20 doubles matches. The Malta Davis Cup team won twice promotion in year 1995 and year 1999 respectively. It is important to note that together with his son Matthew Asciak, he was the first father and son to ever play a Davis Cup match in year 1999. In the Small Nations Games Gordon won the Gold Medal in Malta in year 1993, the silver medal in year 1995 at Luxembourg, the Bronze Medal in Liechtenstein in year 1999 and Bronze Medal in year 2001 at San Marino.