Sven Davidson

July 13, 1928
May 28, 2008
Place of Birth:
Boras, Sweden
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 3

Tall and agile, resourceful and durable, ever willing to fight his way through difficult skirmishes, Sven Davidson established himself as the first Swedish player to win a Grand Slam Championship. Having reached the finals of the 1955 and 1956 French Championships at Roland Garros, he flourished on the Paris clay in 1957. A Swedish Davis Cup competitor for more than a decade (1950-61), he was dependable and purposeful when he played for his nation, winning 39 of 53 singles contests.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1957
  • Singles Finalist 1955-56


  • Doubles Champion 1958

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1950-61


  • Assisted in the creation of the Stockholm Open