Bob Falkenburg

Born:
January 29, 1926
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1974
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 7

Exceedingly tall for his time a 6’3”, Bob Falkenburg understood the limitations of his game and took full advantage of his greatest opportunity. At Wimbledon in 1948, he exploited his big serve and took calculated risks at the right times, coming away with that coveted title. In the final, the Australian John Bromwich was serving with a 5-3, 40-15 fifth-set lead over Falkenburg. Despite being double-match point down, Falkenburg won four consecutive games, recording an improbably victory.

Grand Slam Record

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1948
  • Doubles Champion 1947

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1944
  • Doubles Finalist 1945
  • Mixed Doubles Finalist 1945

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1954-55 (for Brazil)

	

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