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Encyclopedia > Jack Crawford (tennis player)
Jack Crawford
Jack Crawford

John Herbert Crawford, known as Jack Crawford, was a great Australian tennis player of the 1930s. He was born March 22, 1908, in Albury, New South Wales, and died September 10, 1991. Although he won a number of major championship titles, he is best known, perhaps, for something he did not do - complete the tennis Grand Slam five years before Don Budge accomplished the feat for the first time. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (644x875, 186 KB) Australian tennis player Jack Crawford. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (644x875, 186 KB) Australian tennis player Jack Crawford. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Albury, as viewed from the War Memorial Albury (postcode: 2640, 36°03′ S 146°54′ E) is a city in New South Wales, located on the Hume Highway on the northern side of the Murray River. ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grand Slam is a general sports term applied when achieving something special. ... John Donald Budge (June 13, 1915 - January 26, 2000) was a champion tennis player who became famous as the first man to win in a single year the four tournaments that the Grand Slam of tennis comprises. ...


In 1933 Crawford won the Australian, French, and British championships, needing to win the American championship to complete the slam. An asthmatic who suffered in the muggy summer heat of Long Island, he was leading the Englishman Fred Perry in the finals of the championship by two sets to one when his strength began to fade. He ended up losing the match, and tennis immortality, by the final score of 3-6, 13-11, 6-4, 0-6, 1-6. The term U.S. Open is applied to open (as in anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-Americans can compete) United States national championships in a particular sport. ... Young asthmatic girl using an inhaler attached to a spacer. ... Forest Hills is the name of some places in the United States of America: Forest Hills, Kentucky Forest Hills, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) Forest Hills, Michigan (a census-designated place) Forest Hills, Pennsylvania Forest Hills is also the name of a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New... Frederick John Perry (May 18, 1909 - February 2, 1995) was an English tennis player and three-time Wimbledon champion. ...


He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1979. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit tennis museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It maintains a Hall of Fame for prominent personalities and players from the tennis world. ... A side street in Newport, Rhode Island, showing the historic buildings near the waterfront Newport is a city located in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ...



Grand Slam Tournament wins:

  • Australian Championships:
    • singles champion - 1931-33, 1935
    • doubles champion - 1929-30, 32, 1935
    • mixed doubles champion - 1931-33
  • French Championships:
    • singles champion - 1933
    • doubles champion - 1935
    • mixed doubles champion - 1933


See List of male tennis players a thorough list of tennis greats throughout the years. This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... To keep it at a reasonable length, the following is (only) a list of male tennis players from over the years who in singles play have been ranked in the top 25 in the open era, in the top few prior to the open era, quarter-finalists or better in...

Male tennis players who have won 3 or more Grand Slam singles events in one season
1933: Jack Crawford (3) | 1934: Fred Perry (3) | 1938: Don Budge (4) | 1955: Tony Trabert (3) | 1956: Lew Hoad (3) | 1958: Ashley Cooper (3) | 1962–69: Rod Laver (4) | 1964: Roy Emerson (3) | 1974: Jimmy Connors (3) | 1988: Mats Wilander (3) | 2004: Roger Federer (3)

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Jack Crawford, Tennis Player, 83 - New York Times (198 words)
Crawford, who won Wimbledon, the French and Australian Opens in 1933 and lost the United States final to Fred Perry of Britain, died in a nursing home after a long illness.
Crawford won an epic Wimbledon singles title against Ellsworth Vines in 1933, and was runner-up to Perry the next year.
Crawford won four Australian titles and was a member of Australia's winning Davis Cup team in 1939.
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