| 3R (1955)|
| 13 July 1928
Boras, Sweden (1928-07-13) |
Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
May 28, 2008, Arcadia, California, United States
2007 (member page)
Sven Davidson Wikipedia
Sven Davidson (13 July 1928 – 28 May 2008) was a Swedish tennis player who became the first Swede to win a Grand Slam title when he won the French Championships in 1957.
Davidson had reached the final in the two previous years but lost against Tony Trabert and Lew Hoad. In 1958 he partnered with Ulf Schmidt to win the doubles title at the Wimbledon Championships defeating the Australian pair Ashley Cooper and Neale Fraser in three straight sets.
Davidson reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3.
He played for the Swedish Davis Cup team between 1950 and 1960.
Davidson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.
Davidson lived in Arcadia, California since the 1970s. In 1982, at age 52, he suffered a heart attack while playing a tennis match in Los Angeles. He died in Arcadia on 28 May 2008 as a result of pneumonia.