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Sven Davidson

1928 - 2008

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Sven Viktor 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, beating Ashley Cooper and Herbert Flam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sven Davidson has received more than 44,001 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sven Davidson is the 109th most popular tennis player (down from 101st in 2019), the 562nd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 544th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Sven Davidson ranks 109 out of 1,148Before him are Jim Courier, Shirley Fry, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Hedwiga Rosenbaumová, Helen Wills, and Alexander Zverev. After him are Kurt Nielsen, Helena Suková, Francis Hunter, Lilí Álvarez, Alex Olmedo, and Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling.

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Among people born in 1928, Sven Davidson ranks 320Before him are Elina Bystritskaya, Giuseppe Pinelli, Jürgen Moser, Peter Carsten, Karl Mai, and Miguel Poblet. After him are Gunnar Andersson, Pilar Lorengar, Amotz Zahavi, Nancy Olson, Ennio de Giorgi, and Eduardo Guerrero. Among people deceased in 2008, Sven Davidson ranks 191Before him are Mario Rigoni Stern, Paavo Haavikko, William Wharton, Christodoulos of Athens, Mikhail Pugovkin, and Marlyn Meltzer. After him are Ronnie Drew, Ennio de Concini, Xie Jin, Aleksandr Abdulov, Janwillem van de Wetering, and Nadezhda Rumyantseva.

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Among people born in Sweden, Sven Davidson ranks 562 out of 1,612Before him are Carl Alexander Clerck (1710), Anna Sundström (1785), Nils Axelsson (1906), Karl-Erik Palmér (1929), Gustaf Skarsgård (1980), and David Dencik (1974). After him are Åse Kleveland (1949), Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (1718), Peter Tägtgren (1970), Inger Stevens (1934), Bo Larsson (1944), and Gunnar Andersson (1928).


Among tennis players born in Sweden, Sven Davidson ranks 4Before him are Björn Borg (1956), Mats Wilander (1964), and Stefan Edberg (1966). After him are Anders Järryd (1961), Gunnar Setterwall (1881), Wollmar Boström (1878), Robin Söderling (1984), Joakim Nyström (1963), Jonas Björkman (1972), Magnus Norman (1976), and Thomas Johansson (1975).