Don McNeill

Born:
April 30, 1918
Died:
November 28, 1996
Place of Birth:
Chickasha, Oklahoma
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1965
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 7
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

When McNeill was at the top of his game and in command of his powers, not even the estimable Bobby Riggs could prevent him from becoming U.S. National Singles Champion in 1940. Also victorious over Riggs in the final of the French Championships in 1939, McNeill moved swiftly around the court and adapted to different surfaces extraordinarily well. Admired for his sportsmanship, he was a member of the American top ten six times, attaining the No. 1 spot once. He also took two majors in doubles.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1939
  • Doubles Champion 1939

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1940
  • Doubles Champion 1944