Vic Seixas

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Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas.jpg
Seixas in 1954
Full nameElias Victor Seixas, Jr.
Country (sports) United States
Born (1923-08-30) August 30, 1923 (age 98)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1940
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF1971 (member page)
Career record127–45
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1953, Reading Eagle)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1953)
French OpenF (1953)
WimbledonW (1953)
US OpenW (1954)
Career record4–9
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1955)
French OpenW (1954, 1955)
WimbledonF (1952, 1954)
US OpenW (1952, 1954)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1953)
WimbledonW (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956)
US OpenW (1953, 1954, 1955)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1954)

Elias Victor Seixas, Jr. (born August 30, 1923) is an American former tennis player.

Seixas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised Jewish.[2][3][4] He studied at William Penn Charter School.[5][6][7] After serving in World War II, he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

In 1951, Seixas was ranked No. 4 in the world, two spots below Dick Savitt, while he was No. 1 in the U.S. ranking, one spot ahead of Savitt. In 1953, Seixas was ranked No. 3 in the world by Lance Tingay, and was also cited as being the World No. 1 in newspaper Reading Eagle the same year.[1]

He is currently the oldest living male Grand Slam singles champion.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Seixas Tests Shea in Eastern Tennis", Reading Eagle, August 6, 1953.
  2. Saul S. Friedman (10 January 2014). A History of the Middle East. ISBN 9780786451340. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  3. Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. ISBN 9780881259698. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  4. " Portuguese-Americans".
  5. "Education's More Than Just A History Lesson At . . . The Penn Charter School". July 9, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  6. "SEIXAS RELISHES HIS MEMORIES OF AUSSIES' TUMBLE". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  7. "Plumbing Shpp WOrk Helped Seixas Improve His Tennis". The Day. Retrieved November 17, 2013.

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