Don McNeill (tennis)


Don McNeill (tennis)
Don McNeill
Full name William Donald McNeill
Country U.S.
Born April 30, 1918 (1918-04-30) (age 93)
Chickasha, Oklahoma
Died November 28, 1996
Vero Beach, Florida
College Kenyon College
Int. Tennis HOF 1965

William Donald McNeill (April 30, 1918 - November 28, 1996) was an American male tennis player. He was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma and died in Vero Beach, Florida, United States.

In 1939, he became the second American to win the French championships (after Don Budge). Only seven American men in the history of the French Open have won the singles title.

He was named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1965.

Don McNeill graduated from Kenyon College in 1940, where he became a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Lambda chapter).

Grand Slam record

  • U.S. Championships
    • Singles champion: 1940
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1944
    • Men's Doubles runner-up: 1946
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1944

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