Gottfried Von Cramm

July 07, 1909
November 08, 1976
Place of Birth:
Nettlingen, Hanover
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:

Arguably the greatest player in the history of Germany until the arrival of Boris Becker in the 1980s, von Cramm won 82 of 101 Davis Cup contests and reached the final of Wimbledon three consecutive years. He was a prolific winner, and yet he is most remembered for a gallant effort in defeat against Don Budge in the 1937 Interzone Final at Wimbledon, which was one of the most epic clashes ever staged in the history of the game. Von Cramm lost that battle in five sets after holding a two set lead, but the esteemed Budge needed all of his resources to prevail.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1934, 1936
  • Doubles Champion 1937


  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1933

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champions 1937

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1932-37, 1951-53