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Constantine Gene (Gene) Mako

First name:
Constantine Gene (Gene)
Family name:
Mako
Nationality:
United States of America
Gender:
M
Was:
97 years
Date of birth:
1916-01-24
Place of birth:
Budapest, Hungary
Date of death:
2013-06-14
Place of death:
Los Angeles, Ca., United States of America

Memo(s)

   His father, Bartholomew Mako graduated from the Budapest Academy of Fine ArtsUniversity of Fine Arts Budapest
The University of Fine Arts Budapest is the central Hungary art school, in Budapest, Andr?ssy Avenue. It was founded in 1871 as Hungarian Royal Drawing School and is called University of Fine Arts since 2001....
in 1913. After World War I, he left HungaryHungary
Hungary , officially in English the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia....
with his wife and only son traveling first to ItalyItaly
Italy , officially the Italian Republic , is a country located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia....
and stopping for three years in Buenos AiresBuenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is located on the southern shore of the R?o de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent....
, ArgentinaArgentina
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic , is a country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city....
, before settling in Los AngelesLos Ángeles
Los ?ngeles is the Capital of the Biob?o Province, in the municipality of the same name, in Regions of Chile VIII , in the center-south of Chile....
, CaliforniaCalifornia
California is a U.S. state on the West Coast of the United States of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and to the south the Mexico state of Baja California....
.


Tennis champion
In 1934 he won the NCAA singles and the doubles championships while playing for the University of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of Southern California
The University of Southern California is a private university, nonsectarian, research university located in the University Park, Los Angeles, California neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, California, United States....
where he lettered at USC for three years (1934-36-37).

Mako was especially successful as a doubles player with his partner and friend Don BudgeDon Budge
John Donald Budge was an United States tennis champion who was a World number one male tennis player rankings player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional....
. They competed in 7 Grand Slam finals, 4 of which they won. In 1936 Gene Mako and Alice MarbleAlice Marble
Alice Marble was a World No. 1 United States tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships from 1936 through 1940. Five of those championships were in singles, six were in women's doubles, and seven were in mixed doubles....
won the finals at the US Mixed Doubles ChampionshipsU.S. Open (tennis)
The US Open tennis tournament is one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, first contested in 1881. The tournament is chronologically the fourth and final Grand Slam tennis tournament each year....
against Sarah Palfrey and Don Budge (6:3 and 6:2).

From 1935 to 1938 Mako was member of the United States Davis Cup team, which this team won in 1937 (against the United KingdomGreat Britain Davis Cup team
The Great Britain Davis Cup team represents the United Kingdom in Davis Cup tennis competition and is controlled by the Lawn Tennis Association....
) and in 1938 (against AustraliaAustralia Davis Cup team
The Australian Davis Cup team is the second most successful team ever to compete in the Davis Cup, winning the coveted title on 23 separate occasions, second behind the United States Davis Cup team with 32....
).

Mako was in the U.S. Top Ten in 1937 and 1938 (No. 3), and No. 9 in the world ranking of 1938. That year he reached the U.S. final at Forest HillsForest Hills
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versus his double partner, Don BudgeDon Budge
John Donald Budge was an United States tennis champion who was a World number one male tennis player rankings player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional....
, who was in pursuit of the first Grand Slam. Unseeded, Mako reached his only major singles final on victories over sixth-seed Frank Kovacs and the third and first foreign seeds, Franjo Puncec and John Bromwich.

During the Second World War Mako served on the United States NavyUnited States Navy
The United States Navy is the navy of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy currently has approximately 331,682 personnel on active duty as of 31 December 2008 and 124,000 in the United States Navy Reserve....
. He continued to play tennis at that time. He also played professional basketball while stationed in NorfolkNorfolk
Norfolk is a low-lying Counties of England in the East of England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and with Suffolk to the south....
, VirginiaVirginia
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.

In 1973 Mako was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of FameInternational Tennis Hall of Fame
File:ITHF.jpgThe International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit tennis hall of fame and museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA....
. In 1999 he was elected to the University of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of Southern California
The University of Southern California is a private university, nonsectarian, research university located in the University Park, Los Angeles, California neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, California, United States....
(USC) Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mako has a long-time interest in art as evidenced by his Gene Mako Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

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Stats

Matches in database: 185
Victories in database: 115
Tournaments won in database: 4

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Bromwich, John Edward - Mako, Constantine Gene (Gene)
7-5 7-5 7-5
Bromwich, John Edward/Quist, Adrian Karl - Budge, John Donald (Don)/Mako, Constantine Gene (Gene)
6-0 2-6 7-5 6-2
Quist, Adrian Karl - Mako, Constantine Gene (Gene)
6-4 6-2 6-3


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