General Kurt
Nielsen
Male
Denmark
1930-11-19
Copenhagen, Denmark
2011-06-11
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About

He was a Danish tennis player. He was born in Copenhagen, and was the first Danish tennis player ever to have played in a Men's Singles final in a Grand Slam tournament.

Nielsen reached the singles finals of Wimbledon in 1953 (beating Ken Rosewall and Jaroslav Drobný before losing to Vic Seixas) and 1955 (beating Rosewall before losing to Tony Trabert). Both times he reached the final he was unseeded. Before this, he won the Boys' Singles at Wimbledon in 1947 (defeating Sven Davidson). Besides his successes at Wimbledon, he won the Boys' singles at the French Open, and reached senior quarterfinals in the US Open in 1953.

With Althea Gibson, Nielsen won the US Open mixed doubles in 1957, thereby becoming the first Dane to have ever won a Grand Slam event as a senior. During his long career he won around 30 international titles, played 96 Davis Cup matches for Denmark (with a 53–43 record), and holds the record of having won the most Danish national tennis championships (50). Nielsen turned professional in 1960, and played on the pro circuit.

After ending his active career, Nielsen held numerous honourable positions in leading international tennis associations, as well as being supervisor and referee at many Grand Slam events. He was a commentator on the Danish version of the TV channel Eurosport until late 2006.

Nielsen was the grandfather of Danish tennis player Frederik Løchte Nielsen. He followed his grandfather and became the second Dane to win a Grand Slam tournament at the 2012 Wimbledon men's doubles.



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Archive statistics 1946 - 1966
49
671
455


Tournament wins 1960 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1959 - French Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1959 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1959 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1959 - Coupe Pierre Gillou (Amateur)
1958 - Coupe Pierre Gillou (Amateur)
1958 - French Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1958 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)
1957 - Cannes Carlton (Amateur)
1957 - Eastern Mediterranean Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1957 - Cannes Gallia (Amateur)
1957 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Blau-Weiss Club (Amateur)
1956 - City of Sydney Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Venezia (Venice International Tournament) (Amateur)
1956 - Cava Dei Tirreni (Amateur)
1955 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1955 - Asian Championships (Amateur)
1955 - H.I.K. Tournament b (Amateur)
1955 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)
1954 - Austrian International Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1954 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1954 - Eastern Mediterranean Championships (Amateur)
1954 - Surrey Hard Court Championships (Open)
1954 - Shell Prizes Handicap (Amateur)
1954 - H.I.K. International (Amateur)
1953 - Swedish International Covered Courts Championships (ATP)
1953 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1953 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)
1953 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1952 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)
1952 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1952 - French Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1952 - Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's (Amateur)
1951 - Westerland Spa Second Meeting (Amateur)
1951 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1951 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)
1951 - Copenhagen Indoor (Amateur)
1951 - Copenhagen (Amateur)
1951 - Gelsenkirchen (Amateur)
1950 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1949 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)
1949 - Scandinavian Championships (Open)
1949 - Copenhagen (Amateur)
1949 - Danish Nationals (Closed) (Amateur)
1948 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)
1947 - Danish Covered Courts (Amateur)


Tournaments Wembley Professional Championships - 1966 Barcelona Pros - 1966 Welsh Championships - 1965 French Professional Championship - 1965 Wembley Professional Championships - 1965 French Professional Championship - 1964 Wembley Professional Championships - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1963 Wembley Professional Championships - 1963 Portschach Pros - 1963 Kitzbühel Pros - 1963 French Professional Championship - 1962 Wembley Professional Championships - 1962 Slazenger Professional - 1962 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1962 Swedish Professional Championships - 1962 Zurich Professional Championship - 1962 Slazenger Professional - 1961 London Indoor Professionals - 1961 Professional Clay Courts - 1961 Hanover Pro Championships - 1961 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Roland Garros - 1960 Queens Club Tournament - 1960 French Covered Court Championships - 1960 Italian International Championships - 1960 Conde de Godo - 1960 British Covered Court Championships - 1960 Danish Covered Courts - 1960 Scandinavian Championships - 1960 French Professional Championship - 1960 Altamira International Invitation - 1960 Colombia International - 1960 Bastad - 1960 San Sebastian - 1960 Finland National Indoors - 1960 Bilbao International - 1960 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1960 London Indoor Professionals - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 Roland Garros - 1959 Swiss International Championships - 1959 Paris International Championships - 1959 Queens Club Tournament - 1959 French Covered Court Championships - 1959 Kent Championships - 1959 Baden-Baden - 1959 British Covered Court Championships - 1959 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1959 King's Cup - Final - 1959 Danish Covered Courts - 1959 Scandinavian Championships - 1959 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1959 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1959 Altamira International Invitation - 1959 Copenhagen Indoor - 1959 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 Monte Carlo - 1958 Roland Garros - 1958 US Open - 1958 Queens Club Tournament - 1958 French Covered Court Championships - 1958 Italian International Championships - 1958 US International Indoor Championships - 1958 German International Championships - 1958 Kent Championships - 1958 Cannes Gallia - 1958 San Remo - 1958 Menton - 1958 King's Cup - Final - 1958 Danish Covered Courts - 1958 Scandinavian Championships - 1958 Perth Amboy Invitation - 1958 Aix-en-Provence - 1958 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1958 Westchester - 1958 Bastad - 1958 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1958 Gallia - 1958 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1958 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 US Open - 1957 Cannes Carlton - 1957 Paris International Championships - 1957 Pacific Coast Championship - 1957 French Covered Court Championships - 1957 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1957 US International Indoor Championships - 1957 Marseille - 1957 Cannes Gallia - 1957 King's Cup - First Round - 1957 Danish Covered Courts - 1957 Scandinavian Championships - 1957 Aix-en-Provence - 1957 Sweden vs. Denmark - 1957 Bastad - 1957 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1957 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1957 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1957 International Matches - Sweden - 1957 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1957 Tournament of Champions - 1957 Vagn-Jacobsen Trophy - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Roland Garros - 1956 Copenhagen - 1956 French Covered Court Championships - 1956 Italian International Championships - 1956 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1956 US International Indoor Championships - 1956 German International Championships - 1956 City of Sydney Championships - 1956 Scandinavian Championships - 1956 Viareggio - 1956 Bastad - 1956 Cava Dei Tirreni - 1956 Pedavena - 1956 Shell Prizes Handicap - 1956 International Club Matches - Belgium - 1956 Blau-Weiss Club - 1956 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1956 Wimbledon - 1955 Monte Carlo - 1955 Roland Garros - 1955 US Open - 1955 Colorado Championship - 1955 Newport Casino Tournament - 1955 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1955 French Covered Court Championships - 1955 Italian International Championships - 1955 German International Covered Court Championships - 1955 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1955 All India Championships - 1955 India International Championships - 1955 King's Cup - First Round - 1955 King's Cup - Final - 1955 Danish Covered Courts - 1955 Scandinavian Championships - 1955 Norway vs. Denmark - 1955 Genoa - 1955 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1955 Asian Championships - 1955 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1955 Westchester - 1955 Bastad - 1955 Tournoi du TC Flandres - 1955 King's Cup - Semi-Final b - 1955 Florence International - 1955 Denmark vs. England - 1955 Scandinavian Cup b - 1955 H.I.K. Tournament b - 1955 Wimbledon - 1954 Roland Garros - 1954 Austrian International Championships - 1954 Miami - 1954 Copenhagen - 1954 French Covered Court Championships - 1954 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1954 US International Indoor Championships - 1954 British Hard Court Championships - 1954 King's Cup - First Round - 1954 Palm Beach Invitation - 1954 Norway vs. Denmark - 1954 Caribbean Championships - 1954 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1954 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1954 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1954 Kingston International Invitation - 1954 US vs. Denmark Exhibition - 1954 Sweden vs. Denmark - 1954 Masters Invitation - 1954 H.I.K. International - 1954 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1954 Shell Prizes Handicap - 1954 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1954 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1954 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 Monte Carlo - 1953 US Open - 1953 Newport Casino Tournament - 1953 French Covered Court Championships - 1953 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1953 US International Indoor Championships - 1953 German International Championships - 1953 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1953 Danish Covered Courts - 1953 Scandinavian Championships - 1953 Pan American Championships - 1953 Napoli - 1953 H.I.K. International - 1953 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1953 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 US Open - 1952 Canadian International Championships - 1952 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1952 Paris International Championships - 1952 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1952 French Covered Court Championships - 1952 Italian International Championships - 1952 US International Indoor Championships - 1952 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1952 Danish Covered Courts - 1952 Scandinavian Championships - 1952 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 Queens Club Tournament - 1951 Copenhagen - 1951 German International Championships - 1951 Essex Championships - 1951 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1951 Danish International Championhips - 1951 Danish Covered Courts - 1951 Scandinavian Championships - 1951 Sweden vs. Denmark - 1951 Copenhagen Indoor - 1951 Monte Carlo Christmas Tournament - 1951 Westerland Spa Second Meeting - 1951 Gelsenkirchen - 1951 Wimbledon - 1950 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1950 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1950 Cannes Gallia - 1950 Scandinavian Championships - 1950 Stockholm Covered Court Championships - 1950 US vs. Denmark Exhibition - 1950 Copenhagen Indoor - 1950 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1950 Copenhagen - 1949 French Covered Court Championships - 1949 Danish Covered Courts - 1949 Scandinavian Championships - 1949 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1949 Copenhagen Indoor Invitation - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 Roland Garros - 1948 French Covered Court Championships - 1948 Danish Covered Courts - 1948 Scandinavian Championships - 1948 Bastad - 1948 Danish Nationals (Closed) - 1948 Danish Covered Courts - 1947 Copenhagen Indoor - 1947 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1946

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