Ted Schroeder

July 20, 1921
May 26, 2006
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

Ted Schroeder competed unabashedly, joyously and ferociously. A sinewy Californian who served-and-volleyed with craft and dexterity, he won the U.S. Nationals when he was 21 in 1942. But his crowning moment came seven years later at Wimbledon. Working his way through an arduous draw, he won four of his matches in five sets and made two stupendous comebacks from two-sets-to-love down. That same year, he lost narrowly to Pancho Gonzalez after capturing the first two sets of a memorable U.S. Nationals final. With his lifelong friend Jack Kramer, he took three U.S. Doubles Championships. 

Grand Slam Record


  • Singles Champion 1949

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1942
  • Doubles Champion 1940-41, 1947
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1942

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1946-51