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Posted 03 November 2015 - 06:54 PM

Former British No1, Davis Cup player and Wimbledon Mens' Doubles finalist, Mike Davies, has died aged 79.


He's also credited with the change from white balls to yellow.


Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:18 PM

Florenta Mihai


Finalist at the 1977 French Open is dead at age 60.  She was the 1st Romanian woman to reach a Grand Slam Singles Final


She also has the unwanted distinction of being the 1st  Open Era RG Singles Finalist to pass away


Posted 20 August 2015 - 08:36 AM

Allie Kick


The 20 year old ITF Level Player announced on her twitter page she has Melanoma/Skin Cancer


Posted 30 May 2015 - 08:11 PM

Doris Hart has died aged 89.


She won three Wimbledon titles on the same day in 1951, and won all the other Grand Slam tournaments during her career.


Posted 13 April 2015 - 03:32 PM




Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:43 AM

Orbit from ATP website


Patrice Dominguez  Dead at 65


Former Player and Coach   is most famous in his native France for being one of their long serving tv commentators.

En Passant

Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:41 AM

Bob Hewitt convicted of raping underage girls back in the 80s.


he's 75, just putting it out there.


As opposed to just putting it in there.




Yes, yes, I was just leaving.


Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:35 AM

Bob Hewitt convicted of raping underage girls back in the 80s.


he's 75, just putting it out there.

Posted 28 November 2014 - 08:52 PM

Here are some suggestions for tennis players who may die soon (due to advanced age):

  • Bobbie Heine Miller: Born 04.12.1909, aged 104. Won the French doubles title in 1927 !!!
  • Gardnar Mulloy: Born 22.11.1913, aged 100. Oldest living tennis HOF member.
  • Dorothy Bundy Cheney: Born 01.09.1916, aged 97. Oldest living female Grand Slam singles champion.
  • Thelma Coyne Long: Born 14.10.1918, aged 95.
  • Welby Van Horn: Born 08.09.1920, aged 93.
  • Pancho Segura: Born 20.06.1921, aged 92.
  • Earl Cochell: Born 18.05.1922, aged 91. Only player barred for life by the US tennis association.
  • Patricia Canning Todd: Born 22.07.1922, aged 91.
  • Vic Seixas: Born 30.08.1923, aged 90. Oldest living male Grand Slam singles champion.
  • Budge Patty: Born 11.02.1924, aged 90.
I don't think any of these are really famous names, but most were grand slam champions so will get obits.

The players we generally think of as 'old' are not that advanced in years by today's standards (Rosewall, Laver, Court, King etc. are all in their 70s).

Welby Van Horn died in September but he only got an obituary in his local paper in Florida, not the national US paper (let alone a UK news source!)


Posted 28 November 2014 - 12:23 PM

Dodo Cheney is dead at 98

In 1938 she became the 1st American Woman to win the Australian Open

Dead as a ........ you know the rest

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