Top 10 doubles player Gene Mako dies at 97

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Top 10 doubles player Gene Mako dies at 97

LOS ANGELES - Tennis great Gene Mako, who won four major doubles titles and was ranked in the world top 10 during the 1930s, has died in Southern California. He was 97.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame said Mako died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The hospital confirmed his death.

Mako and his friend, Don Budge, won two doubles titles at Wimbledon in 1937 and 1938 and two at the U.S. Championships in 1936 and 1938.

AP
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