Wilhelm Paul Bungert (born 1 April 1939) is a former German tennis player.
Tennis career [ edit ]
In 1962 the right-handed Bungert reached the quarterfinals of the
International Australian Championships, the doubles finals of the International French Championships and the International Tennis Tournament of Monte Carlo.
Bungert was ranked as high as World No. 4 for 1964 by
Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph. [1 ]
After reaching the semifinals in 1963 and 1964, the unseeded Bungert was the second German player (thirty years after
Gottfried von Cramm) to reach the Wimbledon men’s finals in 1967 when he beat Roger Taylor in five sets. However, he lost the final in straight sets against the [2 ] Australian John Newcombe.
In 1970 he (with Christian Kuhnke) was part of the German
Davis Cup team which lost the finals against the U.S. 0:5. In July of the same year he won his only career singles title in Düsseldorf.
In the eighties Bungert was captain of the German Davis Cup team (
Boris Becker and Michael Westphal) which lost the finals against Sweden 2:3. Nikola Pilić became his successor as captain.
Today, Bungert owns a tennis and golf center in
Hilden. adidas named one of their tennis shoes after him and have been producing pairs up until (at least) October of 2005. [2 ] [3 ] PUMA also named a tennis shoe after him, though exact production dates are unknown.
Grand Slam finals [ edit ]
Singles (1 runner-up) [ edit ]
Opponent in final
Score in final
John Newcombe 2–6, 1–6, 1–6
Doubles (1 runner–up) [ edit ]
Career finals [ edit ]
Singles Titles (1): 1970 Düsseldorf
Doubles Titles (1): 1968 Kitzbuehel (w/Jurgen Fassbender)
Singles Finalist (3) 1967
Wimbledon, 1968 Kitzbuehel, 1968 Düsseldorf
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]