General John Albert (Jack)
Kramer
Male
United States of America
1921-08-21
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
2009-09-12
Bel Air, California, United States of America


About

Born John Albert Kramer in Las Vegas, Nevada and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kramer won the United States Mens Singles Championship (the forerunner to the current U.S. Open Championship) in both 1946 & 1947, as well as winning the Wimbleton Mens Singles Championship in 1947. He also won the U.S. Mens Doubles Championship four times and Wimbleton\'s Mens Doubles Championship twice. He represented the United States on the Davis Cup team in 1946 & 1947, which defeated Australia to win the championship. He was the number one ranked male tennis player in the world for much of the mid 1940\'s, before turning pro. He suceeded Bobby Riggs as the Mens Professional Champion after turning pro in 1947, and retained the championship by defeating Pancho Gonzales, Pancho Segura & Frank Sedgman. He retired from touring tennis in 1954 due to an arthritic back. He spent his later years promoting the professional mens tennis tour, expanding it to international venues. He also helped to found and served as the first executive director of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). In 1968, he was enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.



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Archive statistics 1937 - 1959
30
329
259


Tournament wins 1949 - Slazenger Professional (Professional)
1949 - World Professional Indoors (Professional)
1948 - South America Pros (Professional)
1948 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1947 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1947 - Pacific Southwest Championships (Open)
1947 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
1947 - Southern California Championship (Open)
1947 - University of Miami (Amateur)
1947 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1947 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1947 - US Open (Grandslam)
1946 - Beverly Hills (Amateur)
1946 - US Open (Grandslam)
1946 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
1946 - Pacific Southwest Championships (Open)
1946 - Seabright Invitational (Amateur)
1946 - Southern California Championship (Open)
1944 - California State Championship (Open)
1944 - Southern California Championship (Open)
1943 - La Jolla Tournament (Amateur)
1943 - Pacific Southwest Championships (Open)
1942 - Ojai Championships (Open)
1942 - Dixie Championships (Amateur)
1942 - Southern California Championship (Open)
1942 - California State Championship (Open)
1942 - Colorado Championship (Amateur)
1939 - Palm Springs (Amateur)
1938 - Los Angeles Metropolitan (Open)
1937 - Pacific Northwest (Open)


Tournaments London Professional Championships - 1959 French Professional Championship - 1958 Wembley Professional Championships - 1958 Monte Carlo Mid-Winter - 1958 Wembley Professional Championships - 1957 International Professional Match - 1957 London Indoor Professionals - 1957 Paris Pro Championships - 1952 London Professional Championships - 1952 US Pro Championships - 1950 Philadelphia Pro Championships - 1950 Paris Pro Indoors - 1950 World Professional Indoors - 1949 Slazenger Professional - 1949 US Pro Championships - 1948 South America Pros - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 US Open - 1947 Pacific Coast Championship - 1947 Southern California Championship - 1947 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1947 US International Indoor Championships - 1947 River Oaks Tournament - 1947 University of Miami - 1947 British Colonial - 1947 Tampa Invitation - 1947 Colonial Hotel Invitation - 1947 Wimbledon - 1946 US Open - 1946 Pacific Coast Championship - 1946 Seabright Invitational - 1946 Southern California Championship - 1946 Queens Club Tournament - 1946 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1946 US vs. Australia exhibitions - 1946 Beverly Hills - 1946 Town House Invitational - 1946 California State Championship - 1944 Southern California Championship - 1944 US Open - 1943 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1943 La Jolla Tournament - 1943 California State Championship - 1942 Colorado Championship - 1942 Southern California Championship - 1942 Dixie Championships - 1942 University of Miami - 1942 Ojai Championships - 1942 US Open - 1941 Newport Casino - 1941 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1941 Seabright Invitational - 1941 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1941 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1941 US International Indoor Championships - 1941 River Oaks Tournament - 1941 Dixie Championships - 1941 New Jersey State Championships - 1941 Argentina International Championships - 1941 Florida West Coast - 1941 New York State Championships - 1941 South Florida - 1941 Heart of America - 1941 United States vs. Argentina Exhibition - 1941 University of Miami - 1941 Southeastern Florida - 1941 US Open - 1940 Nassau Bowl - 1940 Newport Casino - 1940 Pacific Coast Championship - 1940 Seabright Invitational - 1940 Southern California Championship - 1940 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1940 US Clay Courts - 1940 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1940 Maryland State Championships - 1940 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1940 Beverly Hills - 1940 US Open - 1939 Colorado Championship - 1939 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1939 Seabright Invitational - 1939 Southern California Championship - 1939 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1939 Maryland State Championships - 1939 Palm Springs - 1939 Beverly Hills - 1939 US Open - 1938 California State Championship - 1938 Newport Casino - 1938 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1938 Southern California Championship - 1938 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1938 West Side Spring Inivtation Tournament - 1938 Hotel de Coronado - 1938 Beverly Hills - 1938 Indiana State - 1938 Los Angeles Metropolitan - 1938 British Columbia Championship - 1937 Pacific Northwest - 1937 Western Canada Grass Court Championships - 1937

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