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Kurt Nielsen

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen

Profession: Tennis Player


Biography: The only Danish tennis player ever to have played in a Men's Singles final in a Grand Slam tournament when he reached the singles finals of Wimbledon in 1953.

Born: November 19, 1930
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: June 11, 2011 (aged 80)

Historical Events

  • 1953-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Vic Seixas wins his only Wimbledon singles title with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Dane Kurt Nielsen
  • 1955-07-01 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success

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