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  • n  United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
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  • Gene Mako, former tennis great, dies at 97
    Gene Mako, left, of Glendale High won four major doubles championships with Don Budge. ( Courtesy of Jim Pagliuso / June 17 , 2013 )
    June 18, 2013 - The Glendale News-Press
  • Tennis great Gene Mako dies in Calif. at 97
    LOS ANGELES — Tennis great Gene Mako, who won four major doubles titles and was ranked in the world top 10 during the 1930s, has died in Southern California. He was 97 years old. The International Tennis Hall of Fame said Mako died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The hospital confirmed his death. Mako and his friend Don Budge won two doubles titles at Wimbledon in 1937 and ...
    June 18, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Gene Mako, Tennis Champion, Dies at 97
    Mako and Don Budge teamed up to win two U.S. and two Wimbledon titles, and they met in the 1938 Open singles final, with Budge beating Mako to complete the sport’s first Grand Slam.
    June 17, 2013 - New York Times

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