Jack Crawford "Gentleman Jack"

Born:
March 22, 1908
Died:
September 10, 1991
Place of Birth:
Albury, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1979

A majestic striker of the ball and an elegant individual who made the game look easy, the Australian Jack Crawford came agonizingly close to winning a Grand Slam in 1933. After sweeping the Australian Championships, French Championships, and Wimbledon, he reached the final of the U.S. Championships at Forest Hills and led two sets to one against Fred Perry. But he lost that battle in five sets, and the chance was gone. Nevertheless, he won six majors in a sterling career, achieving an enviable long-term consistency, always comporting himself honorably.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1931-33, 1935
  • Doubles Champion 1929-30, 1932, 1935
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1931-33

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1933
  • Doubles Champion 1935
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1933

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1933
  • Doubles Champion 1935
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1930

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1928, 1930, 1932-37