|Full name||Wilhelm Paul Bungert|
1 April 1939 |
Mannheim, West Germany
|Height||6'2" (188 cm)|
|Turned pro||1957 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (1964, Lance Tingay)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1962)|
|French Open||4R (1962)|
|US Open||4R (1966)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1962)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1962)|
|Davis Cup||F (1970Ch)|
In 1962 the right-handed Bungert reached the quarterfinals of the International Australian Championships, the doubles finals of the International French Championships and the International Tennis Tournament of Monte Carlo.
After reaching the semifinals in 1963 and 1964, the unseeded Bungert was the second German player (thirty years after Gottfried von Cramm) to reach the Wimbledon men’s finals in 1967 when he beat Roger Taylor in five sets. However, he lost the final in straight sets against the Australian John Newcombe.
Today, Bungert owns a tennis and golf center in Hilden. adidas named one of their tennis shoes after him and have been producing pairs up until (at least) October of 2005. PUMA also named a tennis shoe after him, though exact production dates are unknown.
- Singles Titles (1): 1970 Düsseldorf
- Doubles Titles (1): 1968 Kitzbuehel (w/Jurgen Fassbender)
- Singles Finalist (3) 1967 Wimbledon, 1968 Kitzbuehel, 1968 Düsseldorf
- United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
- The 100 greatest Wimbledon players ever - Times Online
- Everett, Jack. "adidas Wilhelm Bungert". In Cromwell, Dylan. eatmoreshoes (in English). eatmoreshoes. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
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