|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||November 7, 1928|
New York City, United States
|Died||November 25, 1980(aged 52)|
|Turned pro||1945 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (1957, Lance Tingay)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1956)|
|French Open||F (1957)|
|Wimbledon||SF (1951, 1952)|
|US Open||F (1950)|
|Davis Cup||W (1956, 1957)|
He was inducted into the International Tennis Association Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1992, and inducted into the University of California at Los Angeles Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2017, he was inducted into the Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame.
Flam reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. championships in 1950, beating Bill Talbert and Gardnar Mulloy before losing to Art Larsen. That year he was ranked Number 2 in the United States.
In 1951 he won the Ojai Tennis Tournament in men's singles. At Wimbledon 1951 Flam beat Frank Sedgman before losing to Dick Savitt in the semifinals. That year he was ranked Number 4 in the US.
In 1952 Flam beat Mulloy and Vic Seixas before losing in the semis to Jaroslav Drobny. That year he was ranked Number 5 in the US. In the 1956 Australian Championships, Flam beat Ashley Cooper before losing in the semifinals to Ken Rosewall. In September 1956 Flam won the singles title at the Pacific Southwest Championships, defeating Rosewall in the final in five sets. That year he was ranked Number 2 in the US.
At the 1957 French championships Flam beat Mervyn Rose in a five-set semifinal before losing in straight sets to Sven Davidson in the final. At the U. S. championships, Flam beat Seixas before losing to Cooper in the semi finals. That year he was ranked Number 2 in the US, behind Seixas.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles (2 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||1957||French Championships||Clay||Sven Davidson||3–6, 4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||1950||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Art Larsen||3–6, 6–4, 7–5, 4–6, 3–6|
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