General Gardnar Putnam
Mulloy
Male
United States of America
1913-11-22
Washington, United States of America
2016-11-14
Miami, United States of America


About

When the expression, “Tennis is a game for a lifetime,” was coined, the author must have had Gardnar Mulloy very much in mind. Mulloy broke into the top ten among Americans in 1939 when he was 26 and was still competing as a leading senior into his nineties. Mulloy, who served in the Navy during World War II, was 31 when the war ended, and his tennis career had barely begun. Graceful, athletic, disciplined and unbending as a competitor, Mulloy was a four time winner of the U.S. Doubles Championships alongside Bill Talbert. At Wimbledon in 1957, he won the Men’s Doubles title at age 43 with Budge Patty, becoming the oldest player to win the men's doubles on the fabled lawns. As well as he helped the U.S. Davis Cup team reach the final.

A 1936 graduate of the University of Miami, and Tennis Coach at the school. He also was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He recruited to Miami and played doubles with George Toley, who went on to win 10 NCAA Team Titles at University of Southern California. Probably Mulloy's greatest contribution to tennis was advancing the popularity of Senior Tennis. He played the senior circuit around the world into his 90s, and contributed the Mulloy Cup for international competition between men tennis players 80 years of age and over. He has won over 127 National Championships and 25 International Titles over his 75 years of playing competitive tennis.
He won senior titles into his late 80s and played tennis until 95.



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Archive statistics 1934 - 1977
87
1239
890


Tournament wins 1968 - Esquire Invitation (Amateur)
1967 - Hollywood Beach Invitation (Open)
1967 - Savannah Southland Invitation (Amateur)
1965 - Savannah Southland Invitation (Amateur)
1964 - Atlanta Invitation Tournament (Open)
1962 - Florida Invitation (Amateur)
1962 - Miami (Open)
1962 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1961 - Florida State Closed (Open)
1961 - Miami (Open)
1961 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1961 - National Public Parks Tournament (Open)
1960 - Minikahda Invitation (Amateur)
1960 - Florida East Coast (Amateur)
1960 - Florida State Closed (Open)
1959 - Aix-en-Provence (Open)
1959 - Sugar Bowl (Open)
1958 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Denver Invitation (Amateur)
1957 - Intermountain Championships (Open)
1956 - Intermountain Championships (Open)
1956 - Miami Invitational (Amateur)
1956 - Salt Lake City (Amateur)
1955 - Denver Invitation Indoors (Amateur)
1955 - Top of the Nation (Amateur)
1955 - Intermountain Championships (Open)
1954 - Miami (Open)
1954 - University of Miami (Amateur)
1954 - Hollywood Beach Invitation (Open)
1954 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1954 - Championships of Berlin (Amateur)
1954 - Dixie Championships (Amateur)
1954 - South Florida (Open)
1953 - Miami Invitational (Amateur)
1953 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1953 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Bermuda Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Lyon invitation (Amateur)
1953 - San Antonio Invitation (Amateur)
1953 - Dixie Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Florida Invitation (Amateur)
1952 - Colombia International (Amateur)
1952 - Pan American Championships (Amateur)
1952 - Sugar Bowl (Open)
1952 - San Antonio Invitation (Amateur)
1952 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1952 - Bay Harbor (Florida) (Amateur)
1952 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1952 - Good Neighbor Tournament (Amateur)
1952 - Florida West Coast (Amateur)
1952 - South Florida (Open)
1952 - Greenbrier Autumn Tournament (Amateur)
1951 - Dixie Championships (Amateur)
1951 - Bay Harbor (Florida) (Amateur)
1951 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1951 - Florida West Coast (Amateur)
1951 - University of Miami (Amateur)
1950 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1950 - Good Neighbor Tournament (Amateur)
1950 - Spring Lake Invitation Tournament (Amateur)
1950 - Dixie Championships (Amateur)
1950 - Florida West Coast (Amateur)
1949 - Florida West Coast (Amateur)
1949 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1949 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1949 - Sugar Bowl (Open)
1949 - Dixie Championships (Amateur)
1949 - Kent Championships (Open)
1948 - Florida West Coast (Amateur)
1948 - University of Miami (Amateur)
1947 - South Australian Championships ()
1947 - Tampa Invitation (Open)
1947 - Seabright Invitational (Amateur)
1946 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1946 - South Florida (Open)
1946 - Southampton Invitation (Long Island) (Amateur)
1946 - Newport Casino Tournament (Amateur)
1946 - South Atlantic States Tournament (Amateur)
1946 - Fort Lauderdale (Open)
1942 - New England Championship (Open)
1942 - Cuban Championships (Amateur)
1942 - University of Miami (Amateur)
1939 - Dade County (Open)
1939 - Minnesota State Championships (Open)
1937 - Rhode Island State Championships (Amateur)
1935 - Sullivan County (Amateur)
1934 - Duchess County Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Miami Classic - 1977 Miami - 1971 Royal Palm Invitation - 1971 Fort Lauderdale - 1971 Miami - 1970 Austin Smith Championships - 1970 Jacksonville Invitation - 1970 Sheraton Beach Thanksgiving Open - 1970 Monte Carlo - 1969 Miami - 1969 Austin Smith Championships - 1969 St. Petersburg Masters Invitation - 1969 Jacksonville Invitation - 1969 Savannah Southland Invitation - 1969 Monte Carlo - 1968 Miami - 1968 Austin Smith Championships - 1968 Colombia International - 1968 Florida State Closed - 1968 Esquire Invitation - 1968 Miami - 1967 Austin Smith Championships - 1967 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1967 Florida State Closed - 1967 Savannah Southland Invitation - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Monte Carlo - 1966 Miami - 1966 Florida State Championship - 1966 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1966 Austin Smith Championships - 1966 Colombia International - 1966 Florida State Closed - 1966 Wimbledon - 1965 Monte Carlo - 1965 Miami - 1965 Atlanta Invitation Tournament - 1965 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1965 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1965 Austin Smith Championships - 1965 Colombia International - 1965 London Hard Courts - 1965 Florida State Closed - 1965 Savannah Southland Invitation - 1965 Monte Carlo - 1964 Miami - 1964 Atlanta Invitation Tournament - 1964 Montego Bay - 1964 Aix-en-Provence - 1964 Austin Smith Championships - 1964 Colombia International - 1964 Wimbledon - 1963 Monte Carlo - 1963 Miami - 1963 Nassau Bowl - 1963 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1963 Sugar Bowl - 1963 Northwest Invitation - 1963 Florida State Closed - 1963 Tuscaloosa Grass Court Invitation - 1963 Wimbledon - 1962 Monte Carlo - 1962 Miami - 1962 Queens Club Tournament - 1962 River Oaks Tournament - 1962 Dixie Championships - 1962 Madrid - 1962 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1962 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1962 Austin Smith Championships - 1962 Colombia International - 1962 London Hard Courts - 1962 Florida Invitation - 1962 Masters Invitation - 1962 Florida State Closed - 1962 Lago Mar Invitation - 1962 Wimbledon - 1961 Monte Carlo - 1961 Nice - 1961 Paris International Championships - 1961 Miami - 1961 National Public Parks Tournament - 1961 Sugar Bowl - 1961 US Clay Courts - 1961 Queens Club Tournament - 1961 US International Indoor Championships - 1961 Dixie Championships - 1961 Kent Championships - 1961 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1961 Aix-en-Provence - 1961 Austin Smith Championships - 1961 Colombia International - 1961 Florida State Closed - 1961 Minikahda Invitation - 1961 Florida Gold Coast - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Monte Carlo - 1960 Miami - 1960 Sugar Bowl - 1960 Queens Club Tournament - 1960 South of France Championships - 1960 Dixie Championships - 1960 Aix-en-Provence - 1960 Miami Invitational - 1960 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1960 Austin Smith Championships - 1960 Colombia International - 1960 Florida State Closed - 1960 Minikahda Invitation - 1960 Tuscaloosa Grass Court Invitation - 1960 Florida Gold Coast - 1960 Florida East Coast - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 Monte Carlo - 1959 US Open - 1959 Nice - 1959 Sugar Bowl - 1959 Queens Club Tournament - 1959 US International Indoor Championships - 1959 Aix-en-Provence - 1959 Colombia International - 1959 US Hard Courts - 1959 Denver Invitation Indoors - 1959 Minikahda Invitation - 1959 Tuscaloosa Grass Court Invitation - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 Monte Carlo - 1958 US Open - 1958 Colorado Championship - 1958 Miami - 1958 Sugar Bowl - 1958 Queens Club Tournament - 1958 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1958 US International Indoor Championships - 1958 San Remo - 1958 University of Miami - 1958 Aix-en-Provence - 1958 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1958 Austin Smith Championships - 1958 Colombia International - 1958 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1958 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 South Australian Championships - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1957 US Open - 1957 Colorado Championship - 1957 Queens Club Tournament - 1957 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1957 South of France Championships - 1957 Intermountain Championships - 1957 Palm Beach Invitation - 1957 Aix-en-Provence - 1957 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1957 Masters Invitation - 1957 Denver Invitation - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Monte Carlo - 1956 US Open - 1956 Colorado Championship - 1956 Sugar Bowl - 1956 Queens Club Tournament - 1956 South of France Championships - 1956 Intermountain Championships - 1956 Palm Beach Invitation - 1956 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1956 Miami Invitational - 1956 Thunderbird Invitation - 1956 Salt Lake City - 1956 New Orleans Championship - 1956 US Hard Courts - 1956 Masters Invitation - 1956 Wimbledon - 1955 Monte Carlo - 1955 US Open - 1955 California State Championship - 1955 Colorado Championship - 1955 Pacific Coast Championship - 1955 Sugar Bowl - 1955 Queens Club Tournament - 1955 South of France Championships - 1955 Ontario Championships - 1955 Intermountain Championships - 1955 Menton - 1955 US Hard Courts - 1955 Denver Invitation Indoors - 1955 Top of the Nation - 1955 Wimbledon - 1954 Roland Garros - 1954 US Open - 1954 Colorado Championship - 1954 Miami - 1954 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1954 River Oaks Tournament - 1954 Lugano - 1954 Dixie Championships - 1954 Championships of Berlin - 1954 Kent Championships - 1954 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1954 South Florida - 1954 University of Miami - 1954 Caribbean Championships - 1954 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1954 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1954 Austin Smith Championships - 1954 Kingston International Invitation - 1954 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1954 Masters Invitation - 1954 International Club Matches - USA - 1954 Dallas Invitation - 1954 TV National Round Robin - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 Roland Garros - 1953 US Open - 1953 Bermuda Championships - 1953 Pacific Coast Championship - 1953 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1953 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1953 Sugar Bowl - 1953 Queens Club Tournament - 1953 River Oaks Tournament - 1953 Cuban Championships - 1953 Dixie Championships - 1953 Kent Championships - 1953 Miami Invitational - 1953 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1953 Austin Smith Championships - 1953 Colombia International - 1953 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1953 Florida Invitation - 1953 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1953 Masters Invitation - 1953 Curacao Night Championships - 1953 San Antonio Invitation - 1953 Lyon invitation - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 US Open - 1952 Nassau Bowl - 1952 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1952 Sugar Bowl - 1952 Western States Championships - 1952 River Oaks Tournament - 1952 Cuban Championships - 1952 Dixie Championships - 1952 Palm Beach Invitation - 1952 Florida West Coast - 1952 South Florida - 1952 University of Miami - 1952 Pan American Championships - 1952 Miami Invitational - 1952 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1952 Austin Smith Championships - 1952 Colombia International - 1952 Bay Harbor (Florida) - 1952 San Antonio Invitation - 1952 Greenbrier Autumn Tournament - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 US Open - 1951 Newport Casino Tournament - 1951 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1951 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1951 Sugar Bowl - 1951 River Oaks Tournament - 1951 Dixie Championships - 1951 Kent Championships - 1951 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1951 Florida West Coast - 1951 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1951 University of Miami - 1951 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1951 Bay Harbor (Florida) - 1951 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1951 Wimbledon - 1950 US Open - 1950 Newport Casino Tournament - 1950 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1950 River Oaks Tournament - 1950 Dixie Championships - 1950 Kent Championships - 1950 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1950 Florida West Coast - 1950 South Florida - 1950 University of Miami - 1950 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1950 Austin Smith Championships - 1950 Wimbledon - 1949 US Open - 1949 Newport Casino Tournament - 1949 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1949 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1949 Sugar Bowl - 1949 Queens Club Tournament - 1949 Dixie Championships - 1949 Kent Championships - 1949 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1949 Florida West Coast - 1949 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1949 Miami Invitational - 1949 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1949 Austin Smith Championships - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 US Open - 1948 Newport Casino Tournament - 1948 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1948 Seabright Invitational - 1948 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1948 Sugar Bowl - 1948 Queens Club Tournament - 1948 Kent Championships - 1948 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1948 Florida West Coast - 1948 University of Miami - 1948 Australian Open - 1947 South Australian Championships - 1947 US Open - 1947 Kentucky State Tournament - 1947 Newport Casino Tournament - 1947 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1947 Seabright Invitational - 1947 Southern Championships - 1947 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1947 Sugar Bowl - 1947 River Oaks Tournament - 1947 Heart of America - 1947 University of Miami - 1947 British Colonial - 1947 Tampa Invitation - 1947 Colonial Hotel Invitation - 1947 US Open - 1946 Victorian Championships - 1946 Eastern Clay Court Championships - 1946 Newport Casino Tournament - 1946 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1946 Seabright Invitational - 1946 South Atlantic States Tournament - 1946 Southern Championships - 1946 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1946 US Clay Courts - 1946 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1946 US International Indoor Championships - 1946 River Oaks Tournament - 1946 Dixie Championships - 1946 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1946 Florida West Coast - 1946 South Florida - 1946 Heart of America - 1946 University of Miami - 1946 Fort Lauderdale - 1946 US Open - 1945 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1945 Seabright Invitational - 1945 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1945 US Open - 1942 Longwood Bowl - 1942 New England Championship - 1942 Cuban Championships - 1942 Dixie Championships - 1942 University of Miami - 1942 US Open - 1941 Newport Casino Tournament - 1941 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1941 Seabright Invitational - 1941 Southern Championships - 1941 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1941 Sugar Bowl - 1941 US Clay Courts - 1941 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1941 Triple A - 1941 University of Miami - 1941 US Open - 1940 Bermuda Championships - 1940 Illinois State Championship - 1940 Miami - 1940 Newport Casino Tournament - 1940 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1940 Seabright Invitational - 1940 Southern Championships - 1940 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1940 Sugar Bowl - 1940 US Clay Courts - 1940 Dixie Championships - 1940 Maryland State Championships - 1940 US Open - 1939 Kentucky State Tournament - 1939 Longwood Bowl - 1939 Miami-Biltmore Tournament - 1939 Newport Casino Tournament - 1939 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1939 Seabright Invitational - 1939 Southern Championships - 1939 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1939 US Clay Courts - 1939 Dixie Championships - 1939 Minnesota State Championships - 1939 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1939 Palm Beach Invitation - 1939 Dade County - 1939 US Open - 1938 Longwood Bowl - 1938 Miami-Biltmore Tournament - 1938 Miami - 1938 Newport Casino Tournament - 1938 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1938 Seabright Invitational - 1938 Sugar Bowl - 1938 US Clay Courts - 1938 Dixie Championships - 1938 Maryland State Championships - 1938 Fox River Valley Championship - 1938 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1938 Davis Island - 1938 Palm Beach Invitation - 1938 Triple A - 1938 US Open - 1937 Delaware state Grass court championship - 1937 Longwood Bowl - 1937 Miami-Biltmore Tournament - 1937 Newport Casino Tournament - 1937 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1937 Seabright Invitational - 1937 Southern Championships - 1937 Rhode Island State Championships - 1937 Seigniory Club Tournament - 1937