Vic Seixas

Elias Victor Seixas Jr. (/ˈsʃəs/; pronounced SAY-shus;[3] born August 30, 1923)[4] is an American former tennis player.

Vic Seixas
Seixas in 1954
Full nameElias Victor Seixas Jr.
Country (sports) United States
Born (1923-08-30) August 30, 1923 (age 98)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Retired1970
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF1971 (member page)
Singles
Career record801–236 (77.2%) [1]
Career titles49 [1]
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1954, Harry Hopman)[2]
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenSF (1953)
French OpenF (1953)
WimbledonW (1953)
US OpenW (1954)
Doubles
Career record4–9
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenW (1955)
French OpenW (1954, 1955)
WimbledonF (1952, 1954)
US OpenW (1952, 1954)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French OpenW (1953)
WimbledonW (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956)
US OpenW (1953, 1954, 1955)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1954)

Seixas was ranked in the top ten in the US on 13 occasions between 1942 and 1956. In 1951 Seixas was ranked No. 4 amateur in the world, two spots below Dick Savitt, while he was No. 1 in the U.S. ranking, one spot ahead of Savitt. In 1953, Seixas was ranked No. 3 in the world by Lance Tingay. In 1954 Seixas was ranked amateur number one by Harry Hopman.[5]

In his career, Seixas won 15 Major championships. He won both Wimbledon and the US Open in singles. He also won the Australian Open, French Open (twice), and US Open (twice) in doubles, and the French Open, Wimbledon (four times), and US Open (three times) in Mixed Doubles.

Seixas was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic Hall of Fame, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Southern Conference Hall of Fame.


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