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Vic Seixas
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Seixas in 1954
Full name Elias Victor Seixas, Jr.
Country  United States
Born August 30, 1923 (1923-08-30) (age 95)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1940
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 1971 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 1 (1953, Reading Eagle)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1953)
French Open F (1953)
Wimbledon W (1953)
US Open W (1954)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1955)
French Open W (1954, 1955)
Wimbledon F (1952, 1954)
US Open W (1952, 1954)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1953)
Wimbledon W (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956)
US Open W (1953, 1954, 1955)
Team Competitions
Davis Cup W (1954)

Elias Victor Seixas, Jr. (born August 30, 1923) is an American former tennis player.

Seixas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised Jewish. He studied at William Penn Charter School. After serving in World War II, he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

In 1951, Seixas was ranked No. 4 in the world, two spots below Dick Savitt, while he was No. 1 in the U.S. ranking, one spot ahead of Savitt. In 1953, Seixas was ranked No. 3 in the world by Lance Tingay, and was also cited as being the World No. 1 in newspaper Reading Eagle the same year.

He is currently the oldest living male Grand Slam singles champion.


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