Daniel Prenn was a Russian-born German, Polish, and British tennis player who was Jewish. He was ranked the World No. 6 for 1932 by A. Wallis Myers, and the European No. 1 by “American Lawn Tennis” magazine. He was ranked world # 8 in 1929, world # 7 in 1934, and was ranked # 1 in Germany for the four years from 1928 to 1932. He was a runner-up for the mixed doubles title of Wimbledon in 1930. When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, they barred him from playing because he was Jewish. He emigrated from Germany to England, and later became a successful businessman.
|Born:||September 07, 1904, Vilna, Russian Empire|
|Died:||September 03, 1991, Dorking, Great Britain|
|Turned pro:||1928 (amateur tour)|
|Plays:||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record:||172-59 (74.4%)|
|Highest ranking:||No. 6 (1932, A. Wallis Myers)|
|French Open:||4R (1930, 1933)|
|Wimbledon:||4R (1933, 1937)|
|Highest ranking:||No. 7 (1934)|
|French Open:||QF (1934)|
|French Open:||QF (1930)|
|Davis Cup:||F (1932)|
About Daniel Prenn
He competed professionally and in Davis Cup matches, enduring discrimination as a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and moving to the U.K. to continue his career.
He was born in Vilna and moved to Berlin after World War I.
In 1981, he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
His father was a railway building contractor.
He lost to Bill Tilden in the final of the Berlin International Championship.
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