Don Budge

1915 - 2000

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John Donald Budge (June 13, 1915 – January 26, 2000) was an American tennis player. He is most famous as the first player — male or female, and still the only American male — to win the four tournaments that comprise the Grand Slam of tennis in a single year. Budge was the second man to win the Career Grand Slam after Fred Perry, and is still the youngest to achieve that feat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Budge has received more than 323,777 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Don Budge is the 40th most popular tennis player (down from 30th in 2019), the 2,641st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,621st in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Don Budge ranks 40 out of 1,148Before him are Jaroslav Drobný, John Newcombe, Ken Rosewall, Maria Sharapova, Yannick Noah, and William Renshaw. After him are Maria Bueno, Nikola Pilić, Jan Kodeš, Henri Cochet, Gottfried von Cramm, and Andrés Gimeno.

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Among people born in 1915, Don Budge ranks 86Before him are Kiyosi Itô, Arsenio Erico, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Monroe, Lorne Greene, and C. W. Ceram. After him are André Frossard, John Vorster, Piet de Jong, Georgy Sviridov, Tapio Wirkkala, and Horst Sindermann. Among people deceased in 2000, Don Budge ranks 82Before him are Charles M. Schulz, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Libertad Lamarque, Edward Gorey, Roger Peyrefitte, and Yehuda Amichai. After him are Andy Hug, Ahmet Kaya, George Segal, Ahmad Shamlou, Oleg Yefremov, and Hendrik Casimir.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Budge ranks 2,641 out of 15,968Before him are Sung Kang (1972), Dick Sargent (1930), Garry Marshall (1934), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), Wilder Penfield (1891), and G. W. Bailey (1944). After him are Paul Strand (1890), Jesse Jackson (1941), Isiah Thomas (1961), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Randy Newman (1943), and Willy DeVille (1950).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Don Budge ranks 9Before him are Andre Agassi (1970), Stan Smith (1946), Arthur Ashe (1943), Chris Evert (1954), Bill Tilden (1893), and Pete Sampras (1971). After him are Doris Hart (1925), Serena Williams (1981), Pancho Gonzales (1928), Michael Chang (1972), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), and Jim Courier (1970).