US Tennis Legend Tony Trabert’s Cause of Death is Kinda Secret

2 min readFeb 5, 2021


The five-time Grand Slam singles champion from the US Tony Trabert’s cause of death is not too clear after the legend passed away February 3 at the age of 90. RIP.

International Tennis Hall of Famer and former University of Cincinnati two-sport star Tony, who produced one of the greatest seasons in tennis history in 1955, took his last breath Wednesday night at his home in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

First of all, the ATP Tour and International Tennis Hall of Fame, which drafted Trabert in 1970, confirmed his passing news.

Trabert captured the 1953 US Open, the 1954 French Open, and the 1955 US and French Opens and Wimbledon.

Served as the Hall of Fame’s president from 2001 to 2011, he spent 30 years as a TV analyst. He additionally worked as an author and coach and captained the US Davis Cup team from 1976–1980, leading the squad to titles in 1978 and 1979.

Tony Trabert’s honors including a Record of 106 match wins and 18 titles in the 1955 season remain one of the greatest single seasons in tennis history.

Is Tony Trabert’s Cause of Death Related to his Disease?

Although there is no official report about Tony Trabert’s cause of death, some unofficial sources claimed he died from COVID-19.

Trabert, the son of a sports-mad sales engineer with General Electric, rose in Bond Hill, and started playing tennis aged six with his older brothers, Marc and Douglas.

He was something special at every sport at Walnut Hills High School however slowly limited himself to basketball.

Tony mostly played to sharpen up his footwork for tennis. In 1948, Trabert and his father, Arch, a former amateur boxer, attended the Bobby Riggs and Kramer pro tour match in a Cincinnati high school gym and spoke to both players in the locker room. Quick to pick up technical changes, he became the US National Indoors singles and doubles champion that year.

Tony Trabert became the first player in history to got three consecutive Ohio singles championships.

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He was offered scholarships at leading West Coast universities but decided to stay at home, enrolling at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied political science.

Trabert got the 1951 NCAA Singles Championship and kicked off as a guard for the Bearcats basketball team, which won the Mid-American Conference championship and played in the National Invitation Tournament. His movement and fitness kept him at a playing weight of 185lbs.

Originally published at on February 5, 2021.




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