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Don Budge


1928 Begins to play tennis
1930 Enters and wins California State Fifteen-and-Under Championship
1933 Wins National Junior's Championship
1937 Ranked number-one amateur player in the world
1937 First man to win Wimbledon's men's singles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles
1937 Leads U.S. team to victory Davis Cup after breaking an 11 year losing streak
1938 Wins the sport's first "Grand Slam"
1939 Becomes pro
1940, 1942 Wins U.S. Professional Title
1942 Joins Air Force
1946-47, 1949, 1953 Plays and loses in U.S. Professional Finals
1953 Retires from professional tennis
1964 Voted into the Tennis Hall of Fame

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