John Donald Budge was an American tennis champion who was a World No. 1 player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. He is most famous as the first man to win in a single year the four tournaments that compose the Grand Slam of tennis.Budge was considered to have the best backhand in the history of tennis, at least until the emergence of Ken Rosewall. Budge is a consensus pick for being one of the greatest players of all time, if not the very greatest. He had a graceful, overpowering backhand that he hit with a slight amount of topspin and that, combined with his quickness and his serve, made him the best player of his time.

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