John "Budge" Edward Patty (born February 11, 1924) is a former World No. 1 American tennis player.
Patty was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States.
In 1950, he won the men's singles title at the French Championships defeating Czechoslovak 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 World No. 1 in 1950 by John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph.
He was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1977.
Patty attended Los Angeles High School. He now lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, with his wife, Marcina.
Grand Slam record
- Singles champion: 1950
- Men's Doubles champion: 1957
Grand Slams finals
Singles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
||Opponent in final
||Score in final
|| Frank Parker
||3–6, 6–1, 1–6, 4–6
|| Jaroslav Drobný
||6–1, 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 7–5
|| Frank Sedgman
||6–1, 8–10, 6–2, 6–3
- Patty, Edward John (1951). Tennis my way by Budge Patty. New York: Hutchinson’s Library of Sports and Pastimes. LCCN 51008955.