|Country (sports) United States|
French Open F (1957)
Turned pro 1945
Australian Open SF (1956)
|Career titles 20|
Role Tennis player
Career record 382-131
Name Herbert Flam
Highest ranking No.
|Born November 7, 1928New York, USA (1928-11-07) |
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Died November 25, 1980, Los Angeles, California, United States
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Herbert Flam (November 7, 1928 – November 25, 1980) was an American tennis player who in 1957 was ranked by Lance Tingay as the World No. 4 amateur (and World No. 5 by Adrian Quist).He was inducted into the International Tennis Association Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987,inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1992, and inducted into the University of California at Los Angeles Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2017, he was inducted into the SCTA Hall of Fame.
Flam reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. championships in 1950, beating Bill Talbert and Gardnar Mulloy before losing to Arthur Larsen. At Wimbledon 1951 Flam beat Frank Sedgman before losing to Dick Savitt in the semi finals. In 1952 Flam beat Mulloy and Vic Seixas before losing in the semis to Jaroslav Drobny. In the 1956 Australian Championshops, Flam beat Ashley Cooper before losing in the semi finals to Ken Rosewall. At the 1957 French championships Flam beat Mervyn Rose in a five set semi final before losing easily to Sven Davidson in the final. At the U. S. championships, Flam beat Seixas before losing to Cooper in the semi finals.