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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. August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Official language(s) None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ...


Trabert was a standout athlete, a starter on the basketball team and 1951 University Intercollegiate singles championship winner at the University of Cincinnati. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ...


Trabert's record in 1955 was one of the greatest ever by an American tennis player. He won the three most prestigious tournaments in amateur tennis - the French, Wimbledon, and American championships - en route to being ranked "World No. 1" for the year. Only Grand Slam winners Don Budge and Rod Laver have ever achieved the same feat. Trabert's own chance at a Grand Slam was stopped with a loss in the semi-finals at the Australian championships. Trabert won 18 tournaments in 1955, compiling a match record of 106 wins to 7 losses. Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... 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. ... Country: Australia Height: 5 ft 8 in (172 cm) Weight: 150 lb (68 kg) Plays: Left Turned pro: 1962 Retired: 1974 Highest singles ranking: 1 Singles titles: 39 Career prize money: US$1,564,213 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open W (60, 62, 69) French Open W (62... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ...


An extremely athletic right-hander who mostly played a serve and volley game, Trabert also won the French singles in 1954 and the U.S. championship in 1953. In fact, he won the only five Grand Slam event finals he appeared in. He won the French doubles in 1950, 1954, and 1955. Trabert, along with Vic Seixas, was an American Davis Cup team mainstay during the early 1950s, during which time the Americans reached the finals 5 times, winning the cup in 1954. It was their only victory over the dominant Australian teams during the decade. Serve and volley is a strategy used in lawn tennis (and rarely in real tennis) where a player serves and immediately moves forward to make his next shot a volley and hopefully a winner. ... Vic Seixas (August 30, 1923) was an American male tennis player who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Davis Cup logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...


Having reached the top amateur ranking in '55, Trabert turned professional in 1956. He was beaten on the head-to-head tour by the reigning king of professional tennis Pancho Gonzales, 74 matches to 27. He beat Gonzales for the French Pro Championship in 1956, however, and beat Frank Sedgman for the same title in 1959. He was runner-up to Sedgman in the London Indoor Pro in 1958; in the U.S. Pro Championships he was runner-up to Alec Olmedo in 1960. Pancho Gonzales, also spelled González (born Los Angeles, May 9, 1928; died Las Vegas, July 3, 1995), was the dominant male tennis player in the world for about a dozen years. ... The Three Major Professional Tournaments Professional tennis players in the years before the Open era began in 1968 played mostly on tours in head-to-head competition. ... Frank Allan Sedgman, born October 29, 1927, in Mt. ... The Three Major Professional Tournaments Professional tennis players in the years before the Open era began in 1968 played mostly on tours in head-to-head competition. ... The Three Major Professional Tournaments Professional tennis players in the years before the Open era began in 1968 played mostly on tours in head-to-head competition. ...


Trabert was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1970. 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. ...


In 2004, Trabert announced that the Wimbledon Championships he was commentating that year would be his last.


External link

  • Trabert's inductee page at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
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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Tony Trabert at AllExperts (664 words)
Marion Anthony (Tony) Trabert (born August 16, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former tennis champion and longtime tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivation speaker.
Trabert was a standout athlete, a starter on the basketball team and 1951 University Intercollegiate singles championship winner at the University of Cincinnati.
Trabert, along with Vic Seixas, was an American Davis Cup team mainstay during the early 1950s, during which time the Americans reached the finals 5 times, winning the cup in 1954.
Tony Trabert - Moviefone (86 words)
Ted Schroeder (left) and Tony Trabert chasing a lob in a 1951 Davis Cup...
Trabert was a standout athlete, a starter on the basketball team and 1951...
Tony Trabert was born August 16, 1930 in Cincinnati, OH.
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