General John Herbert (Jack)
Crawford
Male
Australia
1908-03-22
Albury, Australia
1991-09-10
Sydney, Australia


About

A majestic striker of the ball and an elegant individual who made the game look easy, the Australian Jack Crawford came agonizingly close to winning a Grand Slam in 1933.
In that year Crawford won the Australian Championships, French Championships, and Wimbledon Championships, leaving him needing to win the US Championships to complete the Grand Slam. An asthmatic who suffered in the muggy summer heat of Forest Hills, Crawford was leading the Englishman Fred Perry in the finals of the US Championships by two sets to one when his strength began to fade. Crawford ended up losing the match, and tennis immortality, by the final score of 3–6, 13–11, 6–4, 0–6, 1–6.
Although he won a number of major championship titles he is perhaps best known for something he did not do – complete the tennis Grand Slam in 1933, five years before Don Budge accomplished the feat for the first time in 1938. He was the World No. 1 player for 1933.
Nevertheless, he won six majors in a sterling career, achieving an enviable long-term consistency, always comporting himself honorably.
In his 1979 autobiography Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, included Crawford in his list of the 21 greatest players of all time.

Jack was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979.



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Archive statistics 1926 - 1951
57
553
436


Tournament wins 1949 - Warrumbungle (Amateur)
1949 - Wellington Open (Amateur)
1949 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1948 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1946 - Sydney Club (Amateur)
1941 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1941 - Metropolitan Championships (Australian) (Amateur)
1940 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1938 - Australian Hard Courts Championship (Amateur)
1938 - Brisbane Exhibition (Amateur)
1938 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1937 - Manly Seaside Tournament (Open)
1937 - County of Cumberland (Amateur)
1936 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1936 - Riverina ()
1936 - County of Cumberland (Amateur)
1936 - Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships (Amateur)
1935 - Monte Carlo Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1935 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1934-2 - Houlgate (Amateur)
1934 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1934 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1934 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1933 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1933 - New Forest Tournament (Amateur)
1933 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1933 - Winchester (Amateur)
1933 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1933 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1932 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1932 - County of Cumberland (Amateur)
1932 - Mid-Pacific (Amateur)
1932 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1932 - Blau-Weiss Club (Amateur)
1932 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1932 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
1932 - Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships (Amateur)
1931 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1931 - Riverina ()
1931 - City of Sydney Championships (Amateur)
1931 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1931 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1931 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1930 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1930 - Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hôtel) (Amateur)
1929 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1929 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1929 - Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament (Amateur)
1929 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1929 - South Australian Championships ()
1929 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1928 - R.C. Canottieri Roma (Amateur)
1928 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1928 - Oostende (Amateur)
1927 - City of Sydney Championships (Amateur)
1927 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1927 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Australian Open - 1951 New South Wales - White City - 1951 Brisbane Exhibition - 1951 Australian Open - 1950 New South Wales Championships - 1950 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1950 Brisbane Exhibition - 1950 Australian Open - 1949 New South Wales Championships - 1949 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1949 Tasmanian Championships - 1949 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1949 Wellington Open - 1949 Warrumbungle - 1949 Australian Open - 1948 Victorian Championships - 1948 New South Wales Championships - 1948 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1948 Sydney Metropolitan Hard Courts - 1948 Brisbane Exhibition - 1948 Australian Open - 1947 Wimbledon - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 US Open - 1947 Victorian Championships - 1947 New South Wales Championships - 1947 Midland Counties Championships - 1947 Tasmanian Championships - 1947 Australian Open - 1946 Victorian Championships - 1946 New South Wales Championships - 1946 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1946 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1946 Sydney Club - 1946 Victorian Championships - 1945 New South Wales Championships - 1945 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1945 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1945 Victorian Championships - 1941 New South Wales Championships - 1941 Queensland Patriotic Tournament - 1941 Metropolitan Championships (Australian) - 1941 Australian Open - 1940 Victorian Championships - 1940 New South Wales Championships - 1940 Queensland Championships - 1940 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1940 Tasmanian Championships - 1940 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1940 Maroochy Championships - 1940 Australian Open - 1939 US Open - 1939 Victorian Championships - 1939 New South Wales Championships - 1939 New Zealand Championships - 1939 Longwood Bowl - 1939 Pacific Coast Championship - 1939 Seabright Invitational - 1939 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1939 Australian Open - 1938 Victorian Championships - 1938 New South Wales Championships - 1938 City of Sydney Championships - 1938 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1938 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1938 Brisbane Exhibition - 1938 Australian Open - 1937 Wimbledon - 1937 Victorian Championships - 1937 New South Wales Championships - 1937 German International Championships - 1937 GB vs AUS Exhibition - 1937 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1937 County of Cumberland - 1937 Northern Suburbs - 1937 Australian Open - 1936 Wimbledon - 1936 New South Wales Championships - 1936 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1936 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1936 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1936 County of Cumberland - 1936 Cessnock - 1936 Riverina - 1936 Australian Open - 1935 Wimbledon - 1935 Roland Garros - 1935 Victorian Championships - 1935 New South Wales Championships - 1935 Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1935 Houlgate - 1934-2 Australian Open - 1934 Wimbledon - 1934 Roland Garros - 1934 Victorian Championships - 1934 New South Wales Championships - 1934 British Hard Court Championships - 1934 Queensland Championships - 1934 Great Britain vs. Australia Test Match 4 - 1934 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1934 Australian Open - 1933 Wimbledon - 1933 Roland Garros - 1933 US Open - 1933 Victorian Championships - 1933 New South Wales Championships - 1933 British Hard Court Championships - 1933 Queensland Championships - 1933 Great Britain vs. Australia Test Match 1 - 1933 Winchester - 1933 New Forest Tournament - 1933 New South Wales Championships - 1932B Australian Open - 1932 Wimbledon - 1932 Victorian Championships - 1932 New South Wales Championships - 1932 Queens Club Tournament - 1932 German International Championships - 1932 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1932 Mid-Pacific - 1932 Japan vs. Australia Test Matches - 1932 Blau-Weiss Club - 1932 County of Cumberland - 1932 Grand Hotel Panhans Championships - 1932 Australian Open - 1931 Victorian Championships - 1931 New South Wales Championships - 1931 Queensland Championships - 1931 City of Sydney Championships - 1931 County of Cumberland - 1931 Riverina - 1931 Australian Open - 1930 Wimbledon - 1930 Roland Garros - 1930 Victorian Championships - 1930 New South Wales Championships - 1930 German International Championships - 1930 Scottish Championships - 1930 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1930 Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hôtel) - 1930 Australian Open - 1929 South Australian Championships - 1929 Victorian Championships - 1929 New South Wales Championships - 1929 Queensland Championships - 1929 City of Sydney Championships - 1929 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1929 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1929 Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament - 1929 Australian Open - 1928 Wimbledon - 1928 Roland Garros - 1928 US Open - 1928 Victorian Championships - 1928 Oostende - 1928 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1928 County of Cumberland - 1928 R.C. Canottieri Roma - 1928 Australian Open - 1927 Victorian Championships - 1927 New South Wales Championships - 1927 Queensland Championships - 1927 City of Sydney Championships - 1927 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1927 County of Cumberland - 1927 Australian Open - 1926 Victorian Championships - 1926 New South Wales Championships - 1926 County of Cumberland - 1926

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