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|Full name||Irvin Sherrod Dorfman|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||September 3, 1924
Brooklyn, New York City, USA
|Died||October 8, 2006
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||QF (1950)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1950, 1952)|
|US Open||3R (1947, 1953, 1956)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||2R (1950, 1952)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Belle and Nat Dorfman. He was ranked No. 15 in singles in the United States in 1947, and No. 3 in doubles in the U.S. in 1948.
At the Cincinnati Masters, Dorfman reached the 1948 singles final, only to fall to Herbert "Buddy" Behrens in a match that lasted 64 games: 5–7, 9–11, 6–2, 8–6, 4–6. To this day, it is the longest final in games in the history of the Cincinnati tournament, which started in 1899 and is now the oldest tournament played in its original city in the United States.
He was married to Eileen Merl Dorfman, with whom he had a daughter, Andrea Dorfman. He had a younger sister, Marcia Katz. His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia. He died in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2006.
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