Karl Behr

May 30, 1885
October 15, 1949
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 3

At the peak of his career in 1907, when he reached No. 3 in the United States, Karl Behr was a solid shotmaker and thoughtful tactician with much savvy on the court. Seven times a member of the U.S. top ten, Behr paved the way for his success in amateur tennis by winning the U.S. Intercollegiate Doubles title as a student at Yale University in 1904. He went on to play Davis Cup for the United States. In 1912, Behr survived the sinking of the Titanic and played on at a high level for a few years after that frightening experience.

Grand Slam Record


  • Doubles Finalist 1907

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1907