Gustavo Palafox

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Gustavo Palafox
Country (sports) Mexico Mexico
Born (1923-11-15)15 November 1923
Guadalajara, Mexico
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 3R (1952)
Team competitions
Davis Cup FAm (1948, 1950, 1954, 1956)

Gustavo Palafox (born 15 November 1923) is a retired tennis player from Mexico.[1]


Palafox won five Pan American Games gold medals during the 1950s.[2]

He competed at the US National Championships four times and made the third round in 1952, with wins over Robert Kerdasha and Don Eisdenberg, before a loss to 11th seed Gardnar Mulloy.[3]

In Davis Cup tennis, Palafox took part in nine ties and 20 rubbers, for 10 wins.[4] He beat Australian Ken McGregor in 1950 and four years later made history when he beat Vic Seixas, becoming the first Mexican to defeat an American in the Davis Cup.