Wilhelm Paul Bungert (born 1 April 1939) is a former German tennis player best known for reaching the 1967 Wimbledon final. He participated in the 1970 Davis Cup final as a player and in the 1985 Davis Cup final as team captain.
|Full name||Wilhelm Paul Bungert|
|Country (sports)||West Germany|
|Born||1 April 1939|
Mannheim, West Germany
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Turned pro||1957 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (1964, Lance Tingay)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1962)|
|French Open||4R (1962)|
|US Open||4R (1966)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1962)|
|French Open||F (1962)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1962)|
|Davis Cup||F (1970Ch)|
In 1962 the right-handed Bungert reached the quarterfinals of the International Australian Championships, the doubles finals of the International French Championships and the International Tennis Tournament of Monte Carlo.
After reaching the semifinals in 1963 (beating Roy Emerson before losing to Chuck McKinley) and 1964 (losing to Emerson), the unseeded Bungert was the second German player (thirty years after Gottfried von Cramm) to reach the Wimbledon men’s finals in 1967 when he beat Roger Taylor in five sets. However, he lost the final in straight sets against the Australian John Newcombe.
In 1970 he (with Christian Kuhnke) was part of the German Davis Cup team which lost the finals against the U.S. 0:5. In July of the same year he won his only career singles title in Düsseldorf.
Today, Bungert owns a tennis and golf center in Hilden. adidas named one of their tennis shoes after him and have been producing pairs up until (at least) October 2005. PUMA also named a tennis shoe after him, though exact production dates are unknown.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||1967||Wimbledon||Grass||John Newcombe||2–6, 1–6, 1–6|
Doubles (1 runner–up)Edit
|Runner-up||1962||French Championships||Clay||Christian Kuhnke|| Roy Emerson
|3–6, 4–6, 5–7|
- Singles Titles (1): 1970 Düsseldorf
- Doubles Titles (1): 1968 Kitzbuehel (w/Jurgen Fassbender)
- Singles Finalist (3) 1967 Wimbledon, 1968 Kitzbuehel, 1968 Düsseldorf
- United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
- "Wimbledon 1963". www.tennis.co.nf.
- The 100 greatest Wimbledon players ever - Times Online
- Everett, Jack. Cromwell, Dylan (ed.). "adidas Wilhelm Bungert". eatmoreshoes. eatmoreshoes. Retrieved 28 March 2013.