General Sven Viktor
Davidson
Male
Sweden
1928-07-13
Boras, Sweden
2008-05-28
Arcadia, California, United States of America


About

Tall and agile, resourceful and durable, ever willing to fight his way through difficult skirmishes, Sven Davidson established himself as the first Swedish player to win a Grand Slam Championship.
Having reached the finals of the 1955 and 1956 French Championships at Roland Garros, he flourished on the Paris clay in 1957.
A Swedish Davis Cup competitor for more than a decade (1950-61), he was dependable and purposeful when he played for his nation, winning 39 of 53 singles contests.
In 1958 he partnered with Ulf Schmidt to win the doubles title at the Wimbledon Championships defeating the Australian pair Ashley Cooper and Neale Fraser in three straight sets.

Davidson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.



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Archive statistics 1948 - 1967
62
708
534


Tournament wins 1960 - Swedish National Championships (Open)
1959 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1958 - Baden-Baden (Amateur)
1958 - Conde de Godo (ATP)
1958 - Swedish National Championships (Open)
1958 - German International Championships ()
1958 - Swedish National Covered Courts Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Priory Club (Amateur)
1957 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1957 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1957 - Lyon Covered Court Championships (Open)
1957 - French Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1957 - International Championships of Egypt - Cairo (Open)
1957 - Wiesbaden Championships (Amateur)
1957 - O'Keefe International Invitation (Amateur)
1957 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
1957 - International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria (Open)
1957 - Coupe Pierre Gillou (Amateur)
1957 - Swedish National Championships (Open)
1956 - Sao Paulo International (Amateur)
1956 - Pan American Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Mediterranean Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) (Open)
1956 - Swedish National Championships (Open)
1956 - Florence International (Amateur)
1956 - Lyon Covered Court Championships (Open)
1956 - Swedish International Covered Courts Championships (ATP)
1955 - India International Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Cologne International (Amateur)
1955 - Surrey (Open)
1955 - Punjab Championships (Amateur)
1955 - All India Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Eastern Mediterranean Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) (Open)
1955 - Swedish National Championships (Open)
1955 - North of England Championships (Open)
1955 - British Hard Court Championships (Open)
1954 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1954 - Knokke Le Zoute (Amateur)
1954 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1953 - H.I.K. International (Amateur)
1953 - Knokke Le Zoute (Amateur)
1953 - Florence International (Amateur)
1953 - Swedish National Championships (Open)
1952 - Indian International Championships (Amateur)
1952 - Swedish International Covered Courts Championships (ATP)
1951 - Venezia (Venice International Tournament) (Amateur)
1951 - All India Hard Courts (Amateur)
1951 - Indian International Championships (Amateur)
1951 - Philippines Championships (Open)
1951 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1951 - Blau-Weiss Club (Amateur)
1951 - Lowther (Amateur)
1951 - Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's (Amateur)
1951 - Bastad (Open)
1950 - Swedish International Covered Courts Championships (ATP)
1950 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1950 - King's Cup Handicap (Amateur)
1950 - India Grass Courts (Amateur)
1950 - Malmö (Amateur)
1950 - Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's (Amateur)
1950 - French Covered Court Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Swedish National Championships - 1967 Bastad - 1966 Gstaad - 1963 Bastad - 1962 German International Championships - 1960 Swedish National Championships - 1960 Bastad - 1960 Saltsjoebaden - 1960 Njaard Cup - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 Baden-Baden - 1959 King's Cup - Final - 1959 Scandinavian Championships - 1959 Bastad - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 Monte Carlo - 1958 Italian International Championships - 1958 South of France Championships - 1958 German International Championships - 1958 Championships of Berlin - 1958 West of England Championships - 1958 Cannes Gallia - 1958 San Remo - 1958 Baden-Baden - 1958 Conde de Godo - 1958 Menton - 1958 British Covered Court Championships - 1958 Swedish National Championships - 1958 King's Cup - Final - 1958 Sicilian International Championships - 1958 Napoli - 1958 Bastad - 1958 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1958 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1958 Travemünde International - 1958 King's Cup - Semi-Final b - 1958 Gallia - 1958 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1958 Swedish National Covered Courts Championships - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 US Open - 1957 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1957 Pacific Coast Championship - 1957 Queens Club Tournament - 1957 French Covered Court Championships - 1957 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1957 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1957 German International Championships - 1957 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1957 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1957 Conde de Godo - 1957 Wiesbaden Championships - 1957 Swedish National Championships - 1957 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1957 Scandinavian Championships - 1957 Pan American Championships - 1957 Sicilian International Championships - 1957 Napoli - 1957 Lebanon International Championship - 1957 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1957 Priory Club - 1957 Sweden vs. Denmark - 1957 Bastad - 1957 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1957 Florence International - 1957 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1957 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1957 International Matches - Sweden - 1957 Tournament of Champions - 1957 Vagn-Jacobsen Trophy - 1957 Brussels Covered Court Round-Robin Tournament - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Roland Garros - 1956 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1956 Colorado Championship - 1956 Pacific Coast Championship - 1956 French Covered Court Championships - 1956 Italian International Championships - 1956 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1956 US International Indoor Championships - 1956 Uruguay International Championships - 1956 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1956 German International Championships - 1956 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1956 South African Championships - 1956 Argentina International Championships - 1956 Mediterranean Championships - 1956 Oostende - 1956 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1956 Swedish National Championships - 1956 King's Cup - Final - 1956 Scandinavian Championships - 1956 Pan American Championships - 1956 Bavarian International Championships - 1956 South American Championship - 1956 Nations' Cup - 1956 Bastad - 1956 Sao Paulo International - 1956 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1956 Brazilian International - 1956 Montevideo International - 1956 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1956 Florence International - 1956 International Club Matches - Belgium - 1956 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1956 Australian Open - 1955 Wimbledon - 1955 South Australian Championships - 1955 Roland Garros - 1955 Philippines Championships - 1955 Italian International Championships - 1955 British Hard Court Championships - 1955 Argentina International Championships - 1955 All India Championships - 1955 North of England Championships - 1955 India International Championships - 1955 Swedish National Championships - 1955 King's Cup - Final - 1955 Chilean National Championships - 1955 Asian Championships - 1955 Cologne International - 1955 Bastad - 1955 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1955 Surrey - 1955 Punjab Championships - 1955 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1955 Five Nation Tournament - 1955 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1955 Colombia Exhibitions - 1955 Wimbledon - 1954 Roland Garros - 1954 US Open - 1954 Victorian Championships - 1954 New South Wales Championships - 1954 Miami - 1954 Copenhagen - 1954 French Covered Court Championships - 1954 Italian International Championships - 1954 US International Indoor Championships - 1954 River Oaks Tournament - 1954 German International Championships - 1954 Queensland Championships - 1954 Swedish National Championships - 1954 Palm Beach Invitation - 1954 Scandinavian Championships - 1954 Pan American Championships - 1954 Caribbean Championships - 1954 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1954 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1954 Kingston International Invitation - 1954 Bastad - 1954 Masters Invitation - 1954 Dallas Invitation - 1954 Knokke Le Zoute - 1954 Little Rock Exhibition - 1954 Sweden vs. New Zealand - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 Monte Carlo - 1953 Roland Garros - 1953 US Open - 1953 Cannes Carlton - 1953 Pacific Coast Championship - 1953 French Covered Court Championships - 1953 Italian International Championships - 1953 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1953 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1953 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1953 San Remo - 1953 Swedish National Championships - 1953 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1953 King's Cup - Final - 1953 Italy vs. Sweden exhibiion - 1953 Sicilian International Championships - 1953 Napoli - 1953 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1953 Bastad - 1953 H.I.K. International - 1953 Knokke Le Zoute - 1953 Florence International - 1953 Parma - 1953 German International Championships - 1952 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1952 Scandinavian Championships - 1952 Bastad - 1952 Indian International Championships - 1952 Bad Neuenahr - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 Philippines Championships - 1951 Victorian Championships - 1951 New South Wales Championships - 1951 Nice - 1951 Queens Club Tournament - 1951 Italian International Championships - 1951 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1951 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1951 German International Championships - 1951 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1951 Championships of Berlin - 1951 Southern India Championships - 1951 Baden-Baden - 1951 Bastad - 1951 Indian International Championships - 1951 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1951 Lowther - 1951 Saltsjoebaden - 1951 South West India - 1951 Blau-Weiss Club - 1951 All India Hard Courts - 1951 Swedish National Hardcourt Championships - 1951 Wimbledon - 1950 Monte Carlo - 1950 Roland Garros - 1950 US Open - 1950 Nice - 1950 French Covered Court Championships - 1950 Italian International Championships - 1950 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1950 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1950 Scandinavian Championships - 1950 U.S. vs. Sweden Exhibition - 1950 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1950 King's Cup Handicap - 1950 Helsinki Covered Courts - 1950 India Grass Courts - 1950 Malmö - 1950 Roland Garros - 1949 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1949 Swedish National Championships - 1949 Scandinavian Championships - 1949 Bastad - 1949 Stockholm International - 1949 Scandinavian Championships - 1948 Swedish National Hardcourt Championships - 1948

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