Ulf Schmidt

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Ulf Schmidt
Full name Ulf Christian Johan Schmidt
Country  Sweden
Born (1934-07-12) 12 July 1934 (age 80)
Nacka, Sweden
Turned pro 1951 (amateur tour)
Retired 1962
Singles
Highest ranking No. 8 (1958, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1959)
French Open 3R (1956, 1958)
Wimbledon QF (1956, 1957)
US Open SF (1958)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1959)
Wimbledon W (1958)

Ulf "Uffe" Christian Johan Schmidt (born 12 July 1934 in Nacka) is a former Swedish tennis player. He competed for AIK from Solna.

He won 14 singles' tournaments, among them the International Swedish Championships in Båstad in 1957 and 1961. In 1958 he and Sven Davidson won the doubles in Wimbledon.[2] They were the first Swedish winners before the Borg era.

Schmidt was ranked World No. 8 for 1958 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph (and No. 10 in 1961).[1]

He played 102 Davis Cup matches for Sweden (1955–1964) and won 66 of them.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1958 Wimbledon Sweden Sven Davidson Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
6–4, 6–4, 8–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon - Men's Doubles History Table". WimbledonTennis.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2010.