Don Budge

June 13, 1915
January 26, 2000
Place of Birth:
Oakland, California
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Tall and rangy, regularly displaying immense grace under pressure, Don Budge carved out a place for himself as one of the legendary figures in the history of tennis. Most admired for his backhand-a golden stroke that was the best of his era and one of the finest of all time-the supremely gifted Budge was the first player ever to capture a sweep of the four majors in a single year for a Grand Slam, realizing that lofty goal in 1938. A gracious gentleman on and off the court, the red-headed Budge wore the robe of champion as comfortably as anyone.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1938

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1938


  • Singles Champion 1937-38
  • Doubles Champion 1937-38
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1937-38

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1937-38
  • Doubles Champion 1936, 1938
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1937-38

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1935-38


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