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Irvin "Irv" Sherrod Dorfman (September 3, 1924 – October 8, 2006) was an outstanding amateur American tennis player in the 1940s and 1950s. He was ranked No. 15 in singles in the United States in 1947, and No. 3 in doubles in the U.S. in 1948.
|Full name||Irvin Sherrod Dorfman|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||September 3, 1924|
Brooklyn, New York City, USA
|Died||October 8, 2006 (aged 82)|
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||QF (1950)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1950, 1952)|
|US Open||3R (1947, 1953, 1956)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||2R (1950, 1952)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
Early and personal lifeEdit
He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Belle and Nat Dorfman, and was Jewish. During World War 2, he was in the US Navy. He was married to Eileen Merl Dorfman and Jane Randall, with whom he had a daughter, Andrea Dorfman. He had a younger sister, Marcia Katz. His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia.
At the Cincinnati Masters, Dorfman reached the 1948 singles final, only to fall to Herbert "Buddy" Behrens in a match that lasted 64 games: 5–7, 9–11, 6–2, 8–6, 4–6. To this day, it is the longest final in games in the history of the Cincinnati tournament, which started in 1899 and is now the oldest tournament played in its original city in the United States.
- Obituary, 15 October 2006.
- Jewish Post 11 July 1952 — Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program
- Jewish Post 1 April 1949 — Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program
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- "Obituary: Irvin Sherrod Dorfman". The News & Observer. October 10, 2006.