Art Larsen

April 17, 1925
December 07, 2012
Place of Birth:
Hayward, California
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

A singularly whimsical American champion, the left-handed Art “Tappy” Larsen endured some frightening army experiences during World War II. Not very serious about tennis before the war, he became a formidable and versatile player when he returned home, winning not only the U.S. National Championships but also recording triumphs at the U.S. Indoor, U.S. Hard Court and U.S. Clay Court Championships. Admired for his finesse and his tenacity, Larsen was an American original. 

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1950

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1951-52