AKA Frederick Rudolph Schroeder, Jr.
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Location of death: La Jolla, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
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.
Wife: Ann de Windt (m. 1944, three sons)
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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