Arthur Ashe

Born:
July 10, 1943
Died:
February 06, 1993
Place of Birth:
Richmond, Virginia
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1985
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2

He won the first US Open in 1968, captivating a nation in the process. He captured Wimbledon in 1975 with a cerebral dismantling of the heavily favored Jimmy Connors in the final. He led the United States to victory for three consecutive years (1968-70) in the Davis Cup. But Arthur Ashe was much larger than an accomplished tennis champion. An incomparable ambassador without portfolio for the sport, an impeccable sportsman, a towering statesman, Ashe passed away too early at 49 in 1993, but four years later the USTA appropriately named its new stadium after him.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1970
  • Doubles Champion 1977

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1971

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1975

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1968

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1963, 1965-70, 1974, 1976, 1978
  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1981-85