Details about Vintage ADIDAS 'Wilhelm Bungert' Tennis Shoes/Trainers 12US Exc Cond RARE FIND!!See original listing
08 Jul, 2014 08:21:49 AEST
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Karrinyup, WA, Australia
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ADIDAS 'Wilhelm Bungert' Limited Edition Tennis Shoes
- VERY hard to find in this condition!
- Size: 12US
- 100% Authentic Adidas product
- Also have the LE Track jacket available as well in another listing!
NB: Will be sent without the BOX!!
Wilhelm Paul Bungert (born 1 April 1939 in Mannheim) is a former German tennis player.
In 1962 the right-handed Bungert reached the quarterfinals of the International Australian Championships, the doubles finals of the International French Championships and the International Tennis Tournament of Monte Carlo.
Bungert was ranked as high as World No. 4 in 1964 (Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph).
After reaching the semifinals in 1963 and 1964, the unseeded Bungert was the second German player (thirty years after Gottfried von Cramm) to reach the Wimbledon men’s finals in 1967 when he beat Roger Taylor in five sets. However, he lost the final in straight sets against the Australian John Newcombe.
In 1970 he (with Christian Kuhnke) was part of the German Davis Cup team which lost the finals against the U.S. 0:5. In July of the same year he won his only career singles title in Düsseldorf.
In the eighties Bungert was captain of the German Davis Cup team (Boris Becker and Michael Westphal) which lost the finals against Sweden 2:3. Nikola Pilić became his successor as captain.
Today, Bungert owns a tennis and golf center in Hilden and, to acknowledge & celebrate his success on the court, ADIDAS named one of their tennis shoes after him. They also created a Track Jacket to compliment the outfit.
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