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Don Budge Biography

Baseball Leads To Tennis, Honing His Skills, A Historic Davis Cup Match, Chronology, Won The Grand Slam

1915-

American tennis player

Don Budge dominated the world of tennis throughout most of his career. His lightning quick return and

Don Budge

flawless backhand made him nearly unbeatable at his prime. Yet he will forever be known for two crowning achievements: completing the first ever "Grand Slam" in 1938 by winning at Wimbledon, the U.S., French and Australian national championships, and his victory in what many call the most exciting Davis Cup match in history.

Sketch by Mike Pare

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