Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Oldest Grand Slam Champion Vic Seixas Passes Away at 100, Sports World Mourns

Tennis Legend Vic Seixas, Oldest Grand Slam Champion Dies at 100

Tennis world mourns the loss of Vic Seixas, the oldest living Grand Slam champion, who passed away at the age of 100. The International Tennis Hall of Fame confirmed his death, marking the end of an era in the sport.

Seixas’ illustrious career included winning the Wimbledon singles title in 1953 and the US Championships in 1954. He was known for his longevity in the sport, playing in the US Championships a record 28 times between 1940 and 1969. He also made significant contributions to the Davis Cup, helping the US reach seven straight finals between 1951-57.

Apart from his singles titles, Seixas also won five Grand Slam titles in doubles and eight in mixed doubles. After retiring from playing, he served as the tournament referee during the 1971 US Open and was a three-time Davis Cup captain.

Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Seixas lived in the San Francisco area since 1989. His impact on the tennis world will always be remembered, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of players.

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