Former American tennis champion Tony Trabert, winner of five Grand Slam tournaments in the 1950s, has died at the age of 90, the International Hall of Fame has announced. He is credited with one of the best seasons in sporting history in 1955, when he won 18 championships, including three Grand Slams out of four: Roland Garros, who he had already acquired the previous year, Wimbledon and the USA Open (named after The US National Championships) where he won for the first time in 1953. During that season, he won 106 games, including 38 consecutive matches, losing only 7. It took the brilliant Ken Roswall in the Australian Open semi-finals to deny him that. The last cup. Trabert belongs to a select team of seven players who have won three major titles in one season. Only Don Budge (1938), Rod Laver (1962, 1969), Mats Welander (1988), Roger Federer (2004, 2006, 2007), Rafael Nadal (2010) and Novak Djokovic (2011, 2015) achieved this. Once the racket was ousted, Trabert, president of the Hall of Fame from 2001 to 2011 and advisor for 30 years on American television, dedicated his career as a coach. Captain of the US Davis Cup team from 1976 to 1980, he led John McEnroe to the titles in 1978 and 1979. (ANSA).
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