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Encyclopedia > Ham Richardson

Hamilton "Ham" Farrar Richardson ( August 24, 1933 - November 5, 2006)[1] was an outstanding American tennis player in the 1950s and 1960s. August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Born August 24, 1933 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Richardson was ranked No. 1 in the United States in 1956 and 1958, and was ranked in the top ten in nine other years (see chart below). Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W...

Richardson attended Tulane University, where he won two NCAA Singles Championships (1953 & 1954). He would later be named a charter member of the Tulane University Athletic Hall of Fame. Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...

He also won a U.S. National doubles title in 1958 with Alex Olmedo, and reached the mixed doubles final at the Australian National Championship with Maureen Connolly. For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ... Alex Olmedo Legally Luis Alejandro Rodriguez Olmedo was ranked number 1 in the world in 1959 as a tennis player of the 1950s and 60s. ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Maureen Catherine Connolly (Little Mo) (17 September 1934-21 June 1969) was an American professional tennis player She was born in San Diego, California, United States. ...

At the Cincinnati Masters, Richardson reached two singles finals, losing in 1950 to Glenn Bassett and in 1953 to Tony Trabert, and won two doubles titles, in 1950 with George Richards, and in 1953 with Trabert. The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... Glenn Bassett was an outstanding American tennis player in the mid-20th Century who later would be one of the best college tennis coaches of all time. ... Marion Anthony Trabert (born August 16, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former star tennis player and longtime tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivation speaker. ...

He played on seven U.S. Davis Cup teams, including the winning Cup teams of 1954 and 1958. He was 20-2 in Davis Cup play. The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...

Richardson's Top Ten U.S. Rankings

  • 1951 - 9
  • 1952 - 7
  • 1953 - 6
  • 1954 - 3
  • 1955 - 7
  • 1956 - 1
  • 1957 - NR
  • 1958 - 1
  • 1959 - NR
  • 1960 - NR
  • 1961 - NR
  • 1962 - 3
  • 1963 - 7
  • 1964 - 7
  • 1965 - 6
  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=2653381 ESPN "Former tennis star Richardson dies at 73" November 7
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