The Best Lefthanded Tennis Players Prior to 1960

​Lefthanders have played a major role in tennis for more than one hundred years.

Bob Wrenn won Singles Titles at the US Open in 1893, 1894, 1896 & 1897, and Doubles Title at the US Open in 1895.  He was ranked #1 in the world in 1897.

Beals Wright won the Singles Title at the US Open in 1905, and Doubles Titles at the US Open in 1904, 1905 & 1906.  He was ranked #2 in the world in 1905.

Norman Brooks won Singles Titles at the Australian Open in 1911, and at Wimbledon 1907 & 1914, plus Doubles Titles at Wimbledon in those same years, and at the US Open 1919 and the Australian Open in 1924. He was ranked #1 in the world in 1907.

Lindley Murray won Singles Titles at the US Open in 1917 & 1918.  He was ranked # 2 in the world in 1917.

Johnny Doeg won the Singles Title at the US Open in 1930, and Doubles Titles at the US Open 1929 & 1930.  He was ranked # 4 in the world in 1930.

Jaroslav Dobny won Singles Titles at the French Open in 1951 & 1952, and at Wimbledon in 1954, and he won the Doubles Title at the French Open in 1948. , He was ranked # 1 in the world in 1954.

Art Larsen won the Singles Title at the US Open in 1950, and was ranked # 3 in the world in 1950.

Neale Fraser won Singles Titles at Wimbledon in 1960, and US Open in 1959 & 1960, and won Doubles Titles at the Australian Open in 1957, 1958, & 1962, the French Open in 1958, 1960, & 1962, Wimbledon 1959, & 1961, and the US Open in 1957, 1959 & 1960.  He was ranked # 1 in the world in 1959.

LEFTHANDERS IN SPORTS

The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders In Sports