The Western & Southern Open honored the memory of two-time winner and Cincinnati native Tony Trabert on Monday, which would have been his 91st birthday.
Both the City of Cincinnati and the City of Mason proclaimed Aug. 16 Tony Trabert Day and members of his family were presented with the official proclamations between matches Monday evening.
Tony Trabert, Major Champion & Tennis Icon, Dies Aged 90
Trabert was a three-time high school state champion at Walnut Hills and the 1951 collegiate national champion for the University of Cincinnati. He won five major singles titles in his career, including three in 1955 alone, along with five major doubles titles. A Davis Cup champion both as a player and a captain for the United States, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1970.
Trabert passed away in February and is survived by his wife, Vickie, five children, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Read more about Trabert, his Cincinnati upbringing and remarkable career here.