Fred Perry Rank
About Fred Perry
Fred Perry was a highly-rated British sportsman who made his name in both the lawn and table tennis disciplines. He began his career as a player of the latter and won the 1929 World Championship.
Lawn Tennis career
At age 18, while playing table tennis, Perry entered into the lawn tennis sport as an amateur. At that level, he won many tournaments including Coupe de Noel, Pacific Southwest championships, and the Cannes championship. He also helped Great Britain to win four Davis Cups in a row, starting from 1933. His achievements earned him the number spot at the amateur level.
He announced his intention to start a professional career in 1936, but made his debut the following year. He went on to win all the major grand slams before retiring in 1959. He won the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon titles three times.
He was the son of British politician Samuel Perry, and had a sister called Edith. His five years marriage to Helen Vinson ended in 1940. He later tied the knot with Barbara Riese in 1952. Before that, he was married to Lorraine Walsh and Sandra Breaux.
He became a member of the highly-rated International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1975.
In 1952, he launched his self-named tennis shirt.
He was the first player to win all the major grand slams in a calendar year.
Fred Perry Rank
F.A.Q. about Fred Perry
When is his birthday?
Fred Perry's birthday is on May 18, 1909.
In how many days is his birthday?
Fred's birthday is in 172 days
How old was Fred when he died?
He was 85 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 2, 1995.
How old would he be today?
Fred Perry would be 114 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Fred from?
He was born in Scotland.
What was Fred Perry's height?
He was 6′ 0″ (1.83m) tall.