Herbert Flam (November 7, 1928 – November 25, 1980) was an American tennis player who in 1957 was ranked by Lance Tingay as the World No. 4 amateur (and World No. 5 by Adrian Quist). He was inducted into the International Tennis Association Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, 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 SCTA Hall of Fame.
|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)|
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. At Wimbledon 1951 Flam beat Frank Sedgman before losing to Dick Savitt in the semifinals. In 1952 Flam beat Mulloy and Vic Seixas before losing in the semis to Jaroslav Drobny. In the 1956 Australian Championshops, Flam beat Ashley Cooper before losing in the semifinals to Ken Rosewall. 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.
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|
- United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
- "Times Have Changed, Says Adrian Quist", The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 October 1957.
- ITA Men's Hall of Fame
- Herb Flam Inducted Into UCLA Athletics Hall Of Fame
- G.P. Hughes, ed. (1951). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1951. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 181–182, 184.
- "Wimbledon player archive – Herbie Flam". AELTC.
- Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 385. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0.
- "Championship tennis". The Argus (Melbourne). 30 January 1956. p. 14 – via National Library of Australia.
- G.P. Hughes, ed. (1958). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual 1958. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 201–203, 247–250.
- G.P. Hughes, ed. (1957). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual 1957. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. p. 262.