Vic Seixas
American tennis player
Vic Seixas
Elias Victor Seixas, Jr. is an American former tennis player. Seixas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of Portuguese Sephardi Jewish ancestry. After serving in World War II, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he was a member of Alpha Sigma of the Chi Psi fraternity. He graduated in 1949, the same year that UNC awarded him the Patterson Medal in athletics. Thirteen times he was ranked in the Top Ten in the U.S.
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Wimbledon Men's Champions
Fox News - over 3 years
2013 — Andy Murray 2012 — Roger Federer 2011 — Novak Djokovic 2010 — Rafael Nadal 2009 — Roger Federer 2008 — Rafael Nadal 2007 — Roger Federer 2006 — Roger Federer 2005 — Roger Federer 2004 — Roger Federer 2003 — Roger Federer 2002 — Lleyton Hewitt 2001 — Goran Ivanisevic 2000 — Pete Sampras 1999 — Pete Sampras 1998 — Pete Sampras 1997 — Pete Sampras 1996 — Richard Krajicek 1995 — Pete Sampras 1994 — Pete Sampras 1993 — Pete Sampras 1992 — Andre Agassi 1991 — Michael Stich 1990 — Stefan Edberg 1989 — Boris Becker 1988 — Stefan Edberg 1987 — Pat Cash 1986 — Boris Becker 1985 — Boris Becker 1984 — John McEnroe 1983 — John McEnroe 1982 — Jimmy Connors 1981 — John McEnroe 1980 — Bjorn Borg 1979 — Bjorn Borg 1978 — Bjorn Borg 1977 — Bjorn Borg 1976 — Bjorn Borg 1975 — Arthur Ashe 1974 — Jimmy Connors 1973 — Jan Kodes 1972 — Stan Smith 1971 — John Newcombe 1970 — John Newcombe 1969 — Rod Laver 1968 — Rod Laver 1967 — John Newcombe 1966 — Manolo Santana 1965 — Roy Emerson 1964 — Roy Emerson 1 ...
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Open-ing Salvo of Tennis Showcase
Forward - over 4 years
The 2012 U.S. Open marks 60 years since Vic Seixas began the greatest run ever by a Jewish tennis player. The Forward takes a look at this year’s Jewish contingent at Flushing Meadows. Click here for the rest of the article...
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Roger Maris belongs in Baseball Hall of Fame - Florida Times-Union (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Frank Sedgman defeating Vic Seixas in straight sets to win the US Open tennis tournament in Forest Hills, NY In doing research for a story on former New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris, I learned more about his statistics and awards
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Hall of Fame championships Journal: Exhibition match a hit at Newport - Providence Journal
Google News - over 5 years
They were Rosie Casals (1996), Pam Shriver (2002), Vic Seixas (1971), Bud Collins (1994), Davidson (2010), Agassi's wife, Steffi Graf (2004), Butch Buchholz (2005), Donald Dell (2009) and Russ Adams (2007). This was the second-most popular tournament
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Matchups: Fish vs. Lopez, Roddick vs. Ferrer today - Austin American-Statesman
Google News - over 5 years
He is tied for third with Wilmer Allison, behind John McEnroe and Vic Seixas, for Davis Cup matches played for the US team, with 44. He's also in a four-way tie for second place in number of ties played with 24. McEnroe leads that category with 30
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Before Davis Cup ironman Roddick, the US had Wilmer Allison - Austin American-Statesman
Google News - over 5 years
With 44 matches played, he trails only two US players in that category, John McEnroe with 69 (59-10) and Vic Seixas with 55 (38-17). Roddick is, however, currently tied with another player, the late Wilmer Allison — an Austin resident, the head coach
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Wozniacki wins fifth title and Venus and Serena Williams make their comebacks ... - World Tennis Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Nielsen reached the 1953 and 1955 Wimbledon finals, losing to Americans Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert, respectively. Nielsen teamed with Hall of Famer Althea Gibson to win the US Championships mixed doubles in 1957. He won the Danish national
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Brooke Shields' grandfather featured in new book “The Wimbledon finale that ... - TennisGrandstand
Google News - over 5 years
... Stanley Rumbough, Greg Rusedski, Pete Sampras, Manolo Santana, Jiro Satoh, Dick Savitt, Ted Schroeder, Pancho Segura, Vic Seixas, Monica Seles, Dave Selznick, Nigel Sharpe, Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, Brooke Shields, Josane Sigart, Wallace Simpson,
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Tennis in Marin: Women's team just misses perfect season, finishes third in ... - Marin Independent-Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Grand Slam champion Vic Seixas of Mill Valley will be inducted in the Southern Conference Hall of Fame on Tuesday in Charleston, SC, adding yet another honor in his illustrious career. Others to be inducted include Lefty Driesell, Gen
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Coakley, five others head into SoCon Hall - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - almost 6 years
Inductees include Coakley, Lefty Driesell (Davidson), Regina Kirk (Chattanooga), Robert Neyland (Tennessee), Vic Seixas (North Carolina) and Shannon Wommack (Chattanooga). Coakley is the only player to win the Buck Buchanan Award in back-to-back
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Roland Garros: centoventi anni di Storia del Tennis - Te La Do Io L'America
Google News - almost 6 years
Negli anni successivi fu importante la vittoria del campione Ken Rosewall, che conquistò l'edizione del 1953 in finale su Vic Seixas, e chiaramente i due titoli di Nicola Pietrangeli, nel 1959 e 1960: Pietrangeli, più grande tennista italiano di sempre
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Area briefs: Stanley, Wolves fall at NCAA Golf Tourney - Spartanburg Herald Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Among the inductees will be: Dexter Coakley (Appalachain State, football), Lefty Driesell (Davidson, basketball), Regina Kirk (Chattanooga, basketball), Robert Neyland (Tennessee, football), Vic Seixas (UNC, tennis) and Shannon Wommack (Chattanooga,
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Rumbo a Guadalajara-2011: Gustavo Palafox, rey del tenis panamericano - Prensa Latina (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Ampliamente recordada es su victoria ante Víctor Elias "Vic" Seixas (6-4, 6-4 y 7-5), quien en ese entonces ya había llegado a cinco finales de Grand Slam, con dos trofeos. Sus últimas victorias en Copa Davis fueron sobre el brasileño Armando Vieira en
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Coakley Elected To SoCon HOF - Go Blue Ridge
Google News - almost 6 years
... games in 26 years of coaching at the University of Tennessee; Vic Seixas an All-America tennis player in 1948 at the University of North Carolina; and Shannon Wommack of Chattanooga, the 2006 Female Athlete of the Year in the Southern Conference
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Tennis Player Honored 69 Years After Death
NYTimes - almost 8 years
The San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame has selected Bob Carrothers, a 1940 tennis prodigy who was the national junior champion when he was killed in an auto accident at age 18. A tennis sportsmanship award established in his name is entering its 69th year. A six-member committee examined endorsements of Carrothers from three world champions of the 1940s
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Remembering a San Diego Prodigy Killed in '40
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Correction Appended Bobby Carrothers was tall, friendly and ferociously competitive. Growing up on this harbor island, a suburb of San Diego, the sandy-haired Carrothers won the national junior tennis championship in 1940. ''Nobody could beat Bobby Carrothers,'' said George Druliner, 86, of Scottsdale, Ariz., a retired tennis professional and
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BACKTALK; 'I Was Quick. I Was Agile. I Had the Heart.'
NYTimes - over 21 years
Bobby Riggs was much more a tennis champion than the hustler he is now famous for being. He won three Wimbledon titles in 1939, the United States championship in 1939 and 1941, and numerous senior titles. But many fans know him only because in 1973 he lost to Billie Jean King in the "Battle of the Sexes." The 77-year-old Riggs, who has been in
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U.S. OPEN '94; Lendl's Bad Back Is an Opponent He Can't Fight
NYTimes - over 22 years
There are some days when Ivan Lendl, his obsession with competition undiminished even at 34, feels like the same world-beater who toughed his way to eight consecutive United States Open finals and won three of them. Those are the good days, the ones when he can't wait to leap out of bed and start walloping tennis balls and opponents. Then there are
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vic Seixas
    TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 29
    He was also a great doubles and mixed doubles player, in which his major victories include: four consecutive mixed doubles crowns at Wimbledon from 1953–56, the first three with Doris Hart and the fourth with Shirley Fry; the U.S. National mixed doubles from 1953–55, all with Doris Hart; the U.S. National doubles in 1952 with Mervyn Rose and again in 1954 with Tony Trabert; the French National (French Open) doubles in 1954 and 1955, both with Trabert; the French National mixed doubles in 1953, with Doris Hart; and the Australian National (Australian Open) doubles in 1955, with Trabert. In 1966, Seixas was rated as the Senior Squash Champion of America.
    More Details Hide Details Seixas and Trabert won the Davis Cup in 1954, against Australia. Seixas is rated fifth in the category of Most Davis Cup Singles matches (24), just behind Bill Tilden (25) and Arthur Ashe (27). He served three times as Captain of the US Davis Cup team. He was 38–17 lifetime in Davis Cup matches. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed Seixas was an attacker who won more on determination and conditioning than on outstanding form. His volleying was exceptional, and he had an excellent match temperament, but a thrashing topspin forehand and sliced backhand were utilitarian. Seixas was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971. He was inducted into the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic Hall of Fame.
    His major singles wins include Wimbledon in 1953 over Kurt Nielsen and the U.S. National (U.S. Open) in 1954 over Rex Hartwig.
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    In 1953, Seixas was ranked No. 3 in the world, his high point.
    More Details Hide Details He is currently the oldest living male Grand Slam singles champion. In a very long career, Seixas won scores of singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles. His career was interrupted for three years by World War II, during which he served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Forces. He also became an All-American during his years at UNC.
  • 1951
    Age 27
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1942
    Age 18
    Thirteen times he was ranked in the Top Ten in the U.S. between 1942 and 1966.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Born
    Born on August 30, 1923.
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