Pancho Segura

June 20, 1921
Place of Birth:
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 3

Unabashedly devoted to the game as a player, coach, and observer, Pancho Segura has been fully appreciated only by those in the cognoscenti. Segura’s explosive two-handed forehand was his signature shot, and his strategic acumen ranked second to none. Born and raised in Ecuador, he was a three time NCAA singles champion as a member of the University of Miami squad. He turned professional at 26 and was thrice the U.S. Pro champion from 1950-52. Segura put his tactical wizardry to use coaching Jimmy Connors in the 1970s. His analysis of top level matches was unsurpassed.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Doubles Finalist 1946

US National Championship

  • Doubles Finalist 1944
  • Mixed Doubles Finalist 1943, 1947