|Full name||Grant Golden|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||August 21, 1929|
|Died||December 15, 2018|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||2R (1952)|
|US Open||4R (1956, 1958)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||2R (1952, 1953)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||F (1957Ch)|
|Representing United States|
|1953 Israel||Men's Singles|
|1953 Israel||Men's Doubles|
|1953 Israel||Mixed Doubles|
Golden was ranked in the U.S. top 10 in singles in 1953, 1956, and 1957, and was ranked # 2 in the U.S. in doubles in 1953.
Golden played collegiate tennis from 1948 to 1951 at Northwestern University, where he was Big Ten Conference singles and doubles champion in 1950, and named an All American. He earned his doubles title with Bill Landin. He won the Illinois State Singles Championship 13 times, and the Western Indoor Singles Championship 10 consecutive times.
Golden won the United States National Indoor Doubles championship in 1957 and 1958, and the United States National Clay Court Doubles championship in 1952, 1953, and 1959.
At the Cincinnati Masters, Golden won three consecutive doubles titles: in 1956 (with Bernard Bartzen), in 1957 (with Bill Quillian), and in 1958 (with Bartzen). He also reached the doubles final in 1951 (with Hugh Stewart) and in 1959 (with Whitney Reed).
In singles in Cincinnati, he was a finalist in 1957 (losing to Bartzen); a semifinalist in 1951 (losing to future International Tennis Hall of Fame enshrinee Tony Trabert), 1952, and 1956; and a quarterfinalist in 1949. He also reached the Round of 16 in 1950 (losing 8–10 in the final set to Ham Richardson), and in 1958.
Golden was 2–1 in Davis Cup play in 1957.
Golden, who was Jewish, competed in the 1953 Maccabiah Games, winning gold medals in men's singles, (over South African Sid Levy), men's doubles with partner Pablo Eisenberg, and mixed doubles with partner Anita Kanter.
Halls of Fame
Golden was inducted into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.
He was inducted in 2014 into the Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame.
- Wimbledon Results Archive
- The Jewish lists: physicists and generals, actors and writers, and hundreds ... - Martin Harry Greenberg
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- Jewish Post 28 June 1957
- Northwestern University Official Athletic Site - Athletics
- USTA Midwest Section - USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame Members
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