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Old 01-11-2012, 05:25 PM   #89
krosero
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Originally Posted by newmark401 View Post
Von Cramm probably lost some other five-set matches throughout the 1930s. I haven't seen the draws for most of the tournaments held in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and in countries like Hungary and Italy during the period in question. But I imagine von Cramm played in a certain number of them. He really begins to come into his own around 1932.
At least we know his full five-set record in the Davis Cup and the Slams.

As always if anyone has further information please feel welcome to share!

Unfortunately von Cramm's Wikipedia page doesn't have a performance timeline, but I've put this list together:


Played Australian

1938 lost to Bromwich in semis, straights

Played Roland Garros

1931 lost to Lott in R16, straights
1932 lost to Sertorio in R64, walkover
[1933 allowed to enter only the doubles]
1934 champion
1935 lost to Perry in final, four sets
1936 champion
1952 lost to Martinez, R128, walkover

Played Wimbledon

1931 lost to Perry in R16, straights
1932 lost to Boussus in R64, four sets
1933 lost to Sutter in R32, straights
1934 lost to Kirby in R16, four sets
1935 lost to Perry in final, straights
1936 lost to Perry in final, straights
1937 lost to Budge in final, straights
1951 lost to Drobny, R128, straights

Played US Nationals

1937 lost to Budge in final, five sets
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