Herbert Flam

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Herbert Flam
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1928-11-07)November 7, 1928
New York, USA
Died November 25, 1980(1980-11-25) (aged 52)
Turned pro 1945 (amateur tour)
Retired 1963
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 382-131
Career titles 20
Highest ranking No. 4 (1957, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1956)
French Open F (1957)
Wimbledon SF (1951, 1952)
US Open F (1950)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1956, 1957)
Last updated on: December 17, 2012.
This article is about the tennis player. For other people named Flam, see Flam (disambiguation).

Herbert ("Herbie") Flam (November 7, 1928 – November 25, 1980) was an American tennis player who in 1957 was ranked by Lance Tingay as the World No. 4 amateur (and World No. 5 by Adrian Quist).[1][2] He was inducted into the International Tennis Association Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987,[3] inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1992, and inducted into the University of California at Los Angeles Hall of Fame in 2006.[4]

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Runners-up (2)[edit]

Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
1957 French Championships Clay Sweden Sven Davidson 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
1950 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Art Larsen 3–6, 6–4, 7–5, 4–6, 3–6

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
  2. ^ "Times Have Changed, Says Adrian Quist", The Sydney Morning Herald, 27th October 1957.
  3. ^ ITA Men's Hall of Fame
  4. ^ Herb Flam Inducted Into UCLA Athletics Hall Of Fame

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