Former US Davis Cup winner Mulloy turns 100

MARTYN HERMAN
Last updated 05:23 23/11/2013

Relevant offers

Tennis

Professional tennis set for seismic shift as players are cut, prize money 'targeted' Rafael Nadal keeps Miami Open title dream alive as he romps past American Jack Sock Budding pro Alex Hunt sweeps through first round of Wellington Tennis Open Israel's Julie Glushko's success may stop her from attending Wellington Tennis Open Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal reach Miami quarters, Stan Wawrinka falls Rafael Nadal wins in his 1000th tour level match Artem Sitak wins doubles title in Mexico ASB Classic chases Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer for 2018 Marina Erakovic loses epic match against Shelby Rogers in Miami Marina Erakovic to play Shelby Rogers at Miami Open

As the Davis Cup's centenary year draws to a close one of its most successful players Gardnar Mulloy, who helped the United States win the trophy on three occasions, has turned 100.

Mulloy, the oldest man to have won the men's doubles at Wimbledon when he teamed up with Budge Patty aged 43, was part of the US sides in 1946, 1948 and 1949.

"Gardnar Mulloy is one of the iconic figures of ITF Seniors tennis. A three-time Davis Cup champion, he played a important role in the early development of veterans tennis, and has been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter ever since," ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said in a statement.

Mulloy was instrumental in the early days of Seniors tennis and the over 80s category at the Seniors World Team Championships has its trophy named after him.

He won it aged 89 in 2003.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content