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Ted Schroeder

Ted SchroederAKA Frederick Rudolph Schroeder, Jr.

Born: 20-Jul-1921
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Died: 26-May-2006
Location of death: La Jolla, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Tennis

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner of 1949 Wimbledon

Military service: US Navy (fighter pilot, 1942-45, Pacific Theater, WWII)

Major wins were: US Open (singles, 1942, doubles 1940, 1941, and 1947, mixed doubles, 1942) and Wimbledon in 1949. During WWII he broke both ankles after parachuting from his aircraft, so the Wimbledon win was a great surprise (Schroeder turned professional after receiving a $25,000 offer to do so.) However, Schroeder treated tennis as a pasttime rather than a full time occupation, and he retired from the sport in 1951. Even so, he is considered one of the greatest players of the early era of the sport.

Sister: Janet
Wife: Ann de Windt (m. 1944, three sons)
Son: John
Son: Richard
Son: Robert

    University: University of Southern California
    University: BA Economics, Stanford University (1942)

    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1940
    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1941
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1942
    Winner, US Open (mixed doubles) 1942
    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1947
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1949
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 1966

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