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Marion Anthony Trabert is a former tennis champion and longtime tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivational speaker.
Trabert’s record in 1955 was one of the greatest ever by an American tennis player. He won the three most prestigious tournaments in amateur tennis - the French, Wimbledon, and American championships - en route to being ranked World No. 1 among the amateurs for that year. Only Grand Slam winners Don Budge and Rod Laver have ever achieved the same feat. Trabert’s own chance at a Grand Slam was stopped with a loss in the semi-finals at the Australian championships. Trabert won 18 tournaments in 1955, compiling a match record of 106 wins to 7 losses.
Trabert was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1970.
Source - Wikpedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Trabert