Gardnar Mulloy

November 22, 1913
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

When the expression, “Tennis is a game for a lifetime,” was coined, the author must have had Gardnar Mulloy very much in mind.  Mulloy broke into the top ten among Americans in 1939 when he was 26 and was still competing as a leading senior into his nineties.  Graceful, athletic, disciplined and unbending as a competitor, Mulloy was a four time winner of the U.S. Doubles Championships alongside Bill Talbert.  At Wimbledon in 1957, he won the Men’s Doubles title at age 43 with Budge Patty, becoming one of the oldest players ever to take a championship on the fabled lawns.

Grand Slam Record


  • Doubles Champion 1957

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1942, 1945-46, 1948

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1946, 1948-50, 1952-53, 1957