Tony Trabert

TONY TRABERT (U. S. A.)

Born: 16/8/1930

French Open 1954,1955

Wimbledon 1955

US Open 1953,1955

French Pro 1956,1959

Tony Trabert had a good all round game. His best shot was the backhand volley and he was a great competitor. Trabert was one of the top players of the 1950s. He made his Grand Slam debut in the 1948 US Open, where he lost in the third round to Earl Cochell in four sets. In the 1951 US Open Trabert lost in five sets at the quarter final stage to Frank Sedgman. At the 1953 US Open Trabert beat Budge Patty in the quarters in straight sets, Ken Rosewall in straight sets in the semis and Vic Seixas in straight sets in the final. At the 1954 French Open Trabert beat Bob Falkenburg in straight sets in the fourth round, Merv Rose in four sets in the quarters, Patty in straight sets in the semis and Art Larsen in straight sets in the final. At Wimbledon Trabert beat Sven Davidson in five sets in the fourth round and Merv Rose in straight sets in the quarters before losing to Rosewall in five sets in the semis. At the US Open he beat Bill Talbert in straight sets in the fourth round before losing to Rex Hartwig in four sets in the quarters. At the 1955 Australian Open Trabert beat Rose in four sets in the quarters before losing to Rosewall in straight sets in the semis. At the French Open he beat Rose in four sets in the quarters, Ham Richardson who retired in the second set of their semi final and Davidson in four sets in the final. At Wimbledon Trabert beat Jaroslav Drobny in straight sets in the quarters, Patty in straight sets in the semis and Kurt Nielsen in straight sets in the final. At the US Open he beat Herb Flam in straight sets in the quarters, Lew Hoad in straight sets in the semis and Rosewall in straight sets in the final. Then Trabert turned professional and lost the 1956 World Championship Series to Pancho Gonzales by a wide margin. Trabert and Gonzales developed a strong dislike for each other and for large parts of the tour were not on speaking terms. Trabert continued to play pro tournaments for the next few years. He won the French Pro in 1956 (over Gonzales) and 1959 (over Sedgman). He ran the pro tour for a few years in the 1960s. Trabert then became a TV commentator for many years. He commented on many U. S. Open finals for the host broadcaster.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS ARCHIVE

HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: M.Anderson 1-0, J.Bromwich 0-2, S.Davidson 2-0, J.Drobny 1-2, B.Falkenburg 1-0, N.Fraser 1-0, L.Hoad 1-0, A.Larsen 1-0, B.Patty 3-0, M.Rose 4-0, K.Rosewall 2-2, F.Sedgman 0-1, V.Seixas 1-0

PRO SLAM HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: M.Anderson 1-1, A.Cooper 2-0, A.Gimeno 1-0, P.Gonzales 1-2, L.Hoad 0-5, J.Kramer 1-0, A.Olmedo 1-1, F.Parker 1-0, B.Riggs 1-0, M.Rose 1-0, K.Rosewall 2-3, F.Sedgman 2-2, P.Segura 1-2

Tony Trabert's Grand Slam record
Tony Trabert's Pro Slam record

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