Frank Hunter

Born:
June 28, 1894
Died:
December 02, 1981
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1961
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 4

The winner of an Olympic gold medal in 1924, a member for three years of the American Davis Cup team, twice a doubles champion at Wimbledon, Frank Hunter was a man who wore success well and often on the tennis court. He was a terrific doubles player who earned most of his credits in that capacity, and yet he twice came within a single set of winning the U.S. National Championships in singles. In 1928, he lost a five-set final to Henri Cochet, and the following year he was beaten in another five-set showdown with Bill Tilden.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Mixed Doubles Finalist 1928-29

Wimbledon

  • Doubles Champion 1924, 1927
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1927, 1929

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1927

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1927-29
  • Olympic Gold Medalist in Men's Doubles 1924