Wayne Sabin

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Wayne Sabin
Full name Wayne R. Sabin
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1915-04-01)April 1, 1915
Des Moines, IA
Died September 14, 1989(1989-09-14) (aged 74)
Height Boca Raton, FL
Turned pro 1942 (amateur tour from 1934)
Retired 1954
Plays Right-handed
Highest ranking No. 4 (1942, Karoly Mazak)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 2R (1937)
US Open QF (1939, 1941)
Other tournaments
US Pro SF (1942, 1946)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open F (1941)

Wayne Sabin (April 1, 1915 – September 14, 1989) was an American male tennis player.

He reached the final of the men's doubles competition at the U.S. National Championships (now US Open). He partnered with Gardnar Mulloy and lost the final in straight sets against Jack Kramer and Ted Schroeder.[2] His best singles performance came in 1939 and 1941 when he reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. National Championships but lost to Welby Van Horn and Don McNeill respectively.

Sabin was ranked No. 6 among the U.S. amateurs in 1937 and 1941 and the World No. 4 for 1942 in Karoly Mazak's combined amateur-pro rankings.[1]

In 1939 Sabin won the singles title at the National Indoors Tennis Championships, played at the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York.[3][4]

In 2009 Sabin was inducted into the USTA Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame.

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Runners-up (1)[edit]

Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
1941 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Gardnar Mulloy United States Jack Kramer
United States Ted Schroeder
7–9, 4–6, 2–6


  1. ^ a b Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 70.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ USTA, United States Tennis Association (1979). Bill Shannon, ed. Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (Rev. and updated 1st ed.). New York: Harper & Row. p. 255. ISBN 0060144785. 
  4. ^ "Portland's Tennis Star, Wayne Sabin, Wins Indoor Crown". Lewiston Morning Tribune. March 5, 1939. 

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