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|Full name||Gardnar Putnam Mulloy|
|Born||November 22, 1913|
Washington, D.C., USA
|College||University of Miami|
|Turned pro||1934 (amateur tour)</td></tr>|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)</td></tr>|
|Int. Tennis HOF||1972 (member page)</td></tr>|
|Highest ranking||No. 6 (1947, Harry Hopman)</td></tr>|
|Grand Slam Singles results</tr>|
|Australian Open||SF (1947)</td></tr>|
|French Open||QF (1952, 1953, 1954)</td></tr>|
|US Open||F (1952)</td></tr>|
|Grand Slam Doubles results</tr>|
|French Open||F (1951, 1952)</td></tr>|
|US Open||W (1942, 1945, 1946, 1950)</td></tr>|
|Last updated on: September 27, 2012.</td></tr>
When he was the Tennis Coach of the University of Miami, he recruited Pancho Segura for the tennis team. Pancho won three straight NCAA Singles Titles in 1943, 1944, and 1945, a college record now matched by Steve Johnson, who won in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Pancho went on to enjoy a very successful professional tennis career, competing against the top touring professional players from 1947 until retiring in 1962.
Mulloy reached the US Championships men's singles final in 1952, losing to Frank Sedgman in the final. He reached the U.S. No. 1 ranking the same year and was ranked World No. 6 by Harry Hopman in 1947 and World No. 7 by American Lawn Tennis Magazine in 1949.
The pair of Mulloy and Talbert won the U.S. men's doubles title in 1942, 1945, 1946, and 1948. He also won the Wimbledon doubles with Budge Patty in 1957, at age 44. Mulloy was a Davis Cup team member in 1946, 1948–50, 1952–53 and 1957, winning the Cup on three occasions against Australia. His Davis Cup record stands at 11 wins and 3 losses. Mulloy, who served as the commanding officer of LST 32 during WWII in the Mediterranean Theater, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1972.
A 1936 graduate of the University of Miami, and Tennis Coach at the school. He also is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He recruited to Miami and played doubles with George Toley, who went on to win 10 NCAA Team Titles at University of Southern California. Probably Mulloy's greatest contribution to tennis was advancing the popularity of Senior Tennis. He played the senior circuit around the world into his 90s, and contributed the Mulloy Cup for international competition between men tennis players 80 years of age and over. He has won over 127 National Championships and 25 International Titles over his 75 years of playing competitive tennis.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Mulloy wrote an autobiography, The Will To Win, that was published in 1960. As of 2006, Mulloy was still participating in and winning senior matches. He currently lives on Fisher Island. In 2009, Mulloy came out with an update to his autobiography, titled As It Was, with an introduction by Billie Jean King. According to the book, Mulloy is enshrined in a record eight Halls of Fame.