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Seixas in 1954
|Full name||Elias Victor Seixas, Jr.|
|Born||August 30, 1923|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HOF||1971 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1953, Reading Eagle)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1953)|
|French Open||F (1953)|
|US Open||W (1954)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1955)|
|French Open||W (1954, 1955)|
|Wimbledon||F (1952, 1954)|
|US Open||W (1952, 1954)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1953)|
|Wimbledon||W (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956)|
|US Open||W (1953, 1954, 1955)|
|Davis Cup||W (1954)|
Seixas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised Jewish. He studied at William Penn Charter School. After serving in World War II, he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
In 1951, Seixas was ranked No. 4 in the world, two spots below Dick Savitt, while he was No. 1 in the U.S. ranking, one spot ahead of Savitt. In 1953, Seixas was ranked No. 3 in the world by Lance Tingay, and was also cited as being the World No. 1 in newspaper Reading Eagle the same year.
He is currently the oldest living male Grand Slam singles champion.
- "Seixas Tests Shea in Eastern Tennis", Reading Eagle, August 6, 1953.
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- SEIXAS RELISHES HIS MEMORIES OF AUSSIES' TUMBLE. Philadelphia Daily News. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=DN&s_site=philly&p_multi=PI%20%7CDN&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB5CE70525FAA29&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
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