John Van Ryn
|Full name||John William Van Ryn|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||June 30, 1905|
Newport News, Virginia, United States
|Died||August 7, 1999 (aged 94)|
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
|Turned pro||1923 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1963 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (1929, A. Wallis Myers)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1933)|
|French Open||QF (1931)|
|US Open||QF (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1937)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1931)|
|Wimbledon||W (1929, 1930, 1931)|
|US Open||W (1931, 1935)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
Van Ryn won the Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon three straight years (1929–31). He took two of the titles with Wilmer Allison and won the third with George Lott. In 1931, he was also successful with Lott at the French Championships. He became the first male player to win the French, British and American doubles titles when he won the 1931 U.S. National Championships with Allison. Van Ryn had an excellent record when he competed for the United States in Davis Cup, winning 22 of 24 encounters in a period of eight years. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1963.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles (6 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit
- Béla Kehrling, ed. (October 10, 1929). "Wallis Meyers a világ legjobb tenniszezőiről" [Wallis Myers on the best players of the world] (pdf). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor irod. és Nyomdai Rt. I (11): 262–263. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- Irving Wright, ed. (1932). The Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide for 1932. New York: American Sports Publishing. p. 13.
- "Player Profile John Van Ryn". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
- "Outstanding Tennis Player To Marry". The Stanford Daily (17). AP. October 23, 1930. p. 2.