Ulf Schmidt

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Ulf Schmidt
Full name Ulf Christian Johan Schmidt
Country (sports)  Sweden
Born (1934-07-12) 12 July 1934 (age 82)
Nacka, Sweden
Turned pro 1951 (amateur tour)
Retired 1962
Singles
Highest ranking No. 8 (1958, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1959)
French Open 3R (1956, 1958)
Wimbledon QF (1956, 1957)
US Open SF (1958)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1959)
Wimbledon W (1958)

Ulf "Uffe" Christian Johan Schmidt (born 12 July 1934) is a former Swedish tennis player. He competed for AIK from Stockholm.

He won 14 singles' tournaments, among them the International Swedish Championships in Båstad in 1957 and 1961. In 1958 he and Sven Davidson won the doubles event in Wimbledon after defeating the top seeds Ashley Cooper and Neale Fraser in the final.[2] They were the first Swedish winners before the Borg era.

His best singles result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the semifinal at the 1958 U.S. National Championships. Schmidt was unseeded and defeated third-seeded Ham Richardson in the fourth round before losing to first-seeded Mal Anderson in the semifinal.[3] At the Wimbledon Championships he reached the quarterfinals in 1956 and 1957.[4]

Schmidt was ranked World No. 8 for 1958 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph (and No. 10 in 1961).[1]

He played 102 Davis Cup matches for Sweden (1955–1964) and won 66 of them.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1958 Wimbledon Grass Sweden Sven Davidson Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
6–4, 6–4, 8–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive - 1958 Gentlemen's Doubles". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC. 
  3. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed. Boston: Barre Publishers. p. 133. OCLC 172306. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Ulf Schmid". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC. 

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