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Arthur Wallis Myers (24 July 1878 – 17 June 1939) was an English tennis correspondent, editor, author and player.
Alice Marble (September 28, 1913 – December 13, 1990) was an American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships (1936–40): five in singles, six in women's doubles, and seven in mixed doubles.
The first Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP) in 1931.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Australians, colloquially known as Aussies, are people associated with Australia, sharing a common history, culture, and language (Australian English).
The backhand is a tennis shot in which one swings the racquet around one's body with the back of the hand preceding the palm.
William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player.
Robert Larimore Riggs (February 25, 1918 – October 25, 1995) was an American tennis champion who was the World No. 1 or the World co-No.
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis.
Henry Ellsworth Vines, Jr. (September 28, 1911 – March 17, 1994) was an American tennis champion of the 1930s, the World No. 1 player or the co-No.
Emigration is the act of leaving a resident country or place of residence with the intent to settle elsewhere.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
Frank Kovacs (December 4, 1919 – February 1990) was an American tennis player in the mid-20th century.
Fred Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was a British tennis and table tennis player from England and former World No. 1 who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams single titles, as well as six Major doubles titles.
Constantine "Gene" Mako (Makó Jenő; January 24, 1916 – June 14, 2013) was an American tennis player and art gallery owner.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Gottfried Alexander Maximilian Walter Kurt Freiherr von Cramm (English: Baron Gottfried von Cramm,; 7 July 1909 – 8 November 1976), was a German amateur tennis champion who won the French Open twice.
The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events.
A grass court is one of the four different types of tennis court on which the sport of tennis, originally known as "lawn tennis", is played.
Hans "Hanne" Nüsslein (31 March 1910 – 28 June 1991) was a German tennis player and coach and former World professional number 1 tennis player who won four professional Majors singles titles during his career.
The AAU James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), is awarded annually in April to "the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States".
James Philip Craig (born 30 April 1943 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a right back.
John Edward Bromwich (14 November 1918 – 21 October 1999) was an Australian tennis player who, along with fellow countryman Vivian McGrath, was one of the first great players to use a two-handed backhand.
Kenneth Robert Rosewall (born 2 November 1934) is a former world top-ranking amateur and professional tennis player from Australia.
Lester Rollo Stoefen (March 30, 1911 – February 8, 1970) was an American tennis player of the 1930s.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Before the advent of the Open era of tennis competitions in April 1968, only amateurs were allowed to compete in established tournaments, including the four Grand Slams.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
Rangers Football Club are a football club in Glasgow, Scotland, who play in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League.
In sports, a reserve team is a team composed of players under contract to a specific team but who do not normally appear on the team's roster during matches.
Roderich Ferdinand Ottomar Menzel (13 April 1907 – 17 October 1987) was an amateur tennis player and, after his active career, an author.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
Traditionally, tennis is played between two people in a singles match, or two pairs in a doubles match.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a public research university in Berkeley, California.
The Wembley Championships was a men's professional tennis tournament held from 1934–1990 with some periods of inactivity in between and is considered as a part of the professional grand slam from 1927–1967 until the advent of the open era.
World number 1 ranked male tennis players is a year-by-year listing of the male tennis players who were, at the end of a full calendar year of play, at the time, generally considered to be the best overall for that entire calendar year.
Don Budge defeated Gottfried von Cramm 6–1, 7–9, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1937 U.S. National Championships.
Fred Perry was the defending champion, but was ineligible to compete after turning professional at the end of the 1936 season.
First-seeded Don Budge defeated fourth-seeded John Bromwich 6–4, 6–2, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1938 Australian Championships.
Don Budge defeated Roderich Menzel 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1938 French Championships.
The 1938 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York, United States.
Don Budge defeated Gene Mako 6–3, 6–8, 6–2, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1938 U.S. National Championships to become the first player in history to complete the Grand Slam.
Don Budge successfully defended his title, defeating Bunny Austin in the final, 6–1, 6–0, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1938 Wimbledon Championships.