Bob Falkenburg

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Falkenburg in Rio de Janeiro, 1952

Robert Falkenburg (January 29, 1926 – January 6, 2022) was an American amateur tennis player and businessman. He notably won the men's singles at the 1948 Wimbledon Championships. He also won the 1944 U.S. National Championships and 1947 Wimbledon doubles.[1] He later helped bring soft ice cream and American fast food to Brazil in 1952. He founded the Brazilian fast food chain Bob's.

Falkenburg was born in Manhattan, New York City. He was married and had two children. He died on January 6, 2022, in Santa Ynez, California. He was 95.[2]

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  1. "Bob Falkenburg". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  2. Fendrich, Howard (January 10, 2022). "Bob Falkenburg, tennis star who gave Brazil fast food, dies". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Archived from the original on January 11, 2022. Retrieved January 13, 2022.

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