Dick Savitt

Born:
March 04, 1927
Place of Birth:
Bayonne, New Jersey
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1976
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2
U.S. Singles Ranking: 2

During the middle of the twentieth century, when the vast majority of great American players hailed from California or Florida, along came Dick Savitt from New Jersey to win some high honors. In 1951, he was victorious at both the Australian Championships and Wimbledon. Tall and rangy, Savitt was an all-court player who possessed an immaculately produced backhand that was an essential tool in his success. From the back of the court, he could hold his own with anyone. He was a strikingly intense competitor and an earnest craftsman.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1951

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1951

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1951