Dick Savitt, 2-time Slam champ who walked away, dies at 95

Dick Savitt, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 1951 shortly before walking away from a tennis career at age 25, has died. He was 95. Savitt’s son, Bob, said the 1976 inductee to the International Tennis Hall of Fame passed away at home in New York on Friday. Richard Savitt was born on March 4, 1927, in Bayonne, New Jersey, and his family later moved to Texas. Savitt played basketball and tennis at Cornell University. In 1951, he won the Australian Open and Wimbledon and rose to No. 2 in the rankings.

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