Herbert Flam

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Herbert Flam
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1928-11-07)November 7, 1928
New York City, United States
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)

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]

Singles (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1957 French Championships Clay Sweden Sven Davidson 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 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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