Alex Olmedo

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Alejandro "Alex" Olmedo Rodríguez (born March 24, 1936) is a former tennis player from Peru with American citizenship.wikipedia
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Los Angeles Tennis Club

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Although born and raised in Peru, he moved to Southern California and was mentored by Perry T. Jones, president of the Southern California Tennis Association at the Los Angeles Tennis Club (LATC).
He became Davis Cup Captain in 1958, recruited, mentored and named Alex Olmedo to the team, that included Barry MacKay and Ham Richardson, and won the Davis Cup from Australia, that year.

George Toley

George Toley recruited him to play for the University of Southern California (USC), as he wrote in his book "The Golden Age of College Tennis, 2009".
His teams won ten NCAA team championships (1955, 1958, 1962–64, 1966–69, 1976), nine individual titles and twelve doubles titles, and included stars such as Alex Olmedo, Rafael Osuna, Dennis Ralston, Joaquin Loyo-Mayo, Raúl Ramírez, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz and Marcelo Lara.

Barry MacKay

His teammates were Ham Richardson and Barry MacKay, when they won the Cup in 1958.
In 1959, when he reached the Singles Semifinals at the Australian Championships he lost to Alex Olmedo in 5 sets, and in the Semifinals at The Championships, Wimbledon he lost to Rod Laver in five sets.

Neale Fraser

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Olmedo won the Australian Championships and the Wimbledon singles titles in 1959 and was the runner-up at the 1959 U.S. Championships, losing to Neale Fraser, whom he defeated in the Australian Championships earlier that year.

Rod Laver

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At 1959 Wimbledon, he defeated Rod Laver in 71 minutes 6–4, 6–3, 6–4.
As an unseeded player, he lost the singles final to Peruvian Alex Olmedo after surviving an 87-game semifinal against American Barry MacKay.

Ham Richardson

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His teammates were Ham Richardson and Barry MacKay, when they won the Cup in 1958.
In 1958, he won a U.S. National doubles title in 1958 with Alex Olmedo, and reached the mixed doubles final at the Australian National Championship with Maureen Connolly.

U.S. Pro Tennis Championships

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Olmedo turned professional in 1960, and that year won the US Pro title by beating Tony Trabert in the final.

Sam Giammalva

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The pair fell to Alex Olmedo and Ham Richardson, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4.

Perry T. Jones

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Although born and raised in Peru, he moved to Southern California and was mentored by Perry T. Jones, president of the Southern California Tennis Association at the Los Angeles Tennis Club (LATC).
He became Davis Cup captain in 1958, recruited, mentored and named Alex Olmedo to the team, that included Barry MacKay and Ham Richardson, and won the Davis Cup from Australia, that year.

Tony Trabert

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Olmedo turned professional in 1960, and that year won the US Pro title by beating Tony Trabert in the final.
[Tennis legend] Jack Kramer offered me a guarantee of $75,000 against a percentage of the gate to play on his tour." With a wife and two children to support, the decision was clear. In 1956, he was beaten on the head-to-head world pro tour by the reigning king of professional tennis Pancho Gonzales, 74–27. However, he beat Gonzales in 5 sets for the 1956 French Pro title, and beat Frank Sedgman for the same title in 1959. He was runner-up to Sedgman in the Wembley Pro in 1958. In the US Pro, he was runner-up to Alex Olmedo in 1960.

International Tennis Hall of Fame

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Olmedo was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.

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1959 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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Second-seeded Alex Olmedo defeated Neale Fraser 6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1959 Australian Championships.

1959 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Alex Olmedo defeated Rod Laver in the final, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4, to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1959 Wimbledon Championships.

1959 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Neale Fraser defeated Alex Olmedo 6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1959 U.S. National Championships.

Grand Slam (tennis)

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Olmedo won two Majors in 1959 (Australia and Wimbledon) and was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.

University of Southern California

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George Toley recruited him to play for the University of Southern California (USC), as he wrote in his book "The Golden Age of College Tennis, 2009".

National Collegiate Athletic Association

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While there, he won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Singles and Doubles Championships in 1956 and 1958.

Davis Cup

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He represented the U.S. in Davis Cup competition in 1958 and 1959, winning in both singles and doubles – achieving all three of the three points required to win the Cup in 1958 (two singles and one doubles).

Australian Open

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Olmedo won the Australian Championships and the Wimbledon singles titles in 1959 and was the runner-up at the 1959 U.S. Championships, losing to Neale Fraser, whom he defeated in the Australian Championships earlier that year.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

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He spent over 40 years teaching tennis at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California.