Budge Patty facts for kids
Budge Patty in 1958
|Full name||Edward John Patty|
February 11, 1924|
Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||October 3, 2021
|Turned pro||1940 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HOF||1977 (member page)|
|Career record||777–182 (81.02%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1950, John Olliff)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||W (1950)|
|US Open||QF (1951, 1953, 1957)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||F (1957)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1946)|
Edward John Patty (February 11, 1924 – October 3, 2021), better known as Budge Patty, was an American world no. 1 tennis player whose career spanned a period of 15 years after World War II. He won two Grand Slam singles titles in 1950.
Life and career
Patty was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States in February 1924. He attended Los Angeles High School.
In 1950, he won the men's singles title at the French Championships defeating Egypt's Jaroslav Drobný in a five-set match. A few weeks later he also won the Wimbledon Championships in a four-set victory over Australian Frank Sedgman. Only two other American male players have achieved this double victory: Don Budge in 1938 and Tony Trabert in 1955.
Patty was ranked amateur world no. 1 in 1950 by John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph.
He was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1977.
For most of his life, Patty resided in Lausanne, Switzerland. He died there on October 3, 2021, at the age of 97, and was survived by his wife, Marcina, and two daughters.
Grand Slams finals
Singles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Loss||1949||French Championships||Clay||Frank Parker||3–6, 6–1, 1–6, 4–6|
|Win||1950||French Championships||Clay||Jaroslav Drobný||6–1, 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 7–5|
|Win||1950||Wimbledon||Grass||Frank Sedgman||6–1, 8–10, 6–2, 6–3|
Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1957||Wimbledon||Grass||Gardnar Mulloy|| Neale Fraser
|8–10, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||1957||U.S. Championships||Grass||Gardnar Mulloy|| Ashley Cooper
|6–4, 3–6, 7–9, 3–6|
Mixed Doubles (1 title)
|Win||1946||French Championships||Clay||Pauline Betz|| Dorothy Bundy
|Grand Slam tournaments|
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