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Don won't Budge from first ever Grand Slam title

Updated: September 21, 2001, 10:35 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 24, 1938

Having previously won Wimbledon and the French and Australian titles, Don Budge needs only to win the U.S. Nationals to become the first player to capture the Grand Slam. Six days of rain force the final back to today, but neither the wait nor his doubles partner can prevent the 23-year-old redhead from making history.

On the grass at Forest Hills, N.Y., before a less than capacity crowd of 12,000, defending champion Budge beats Gene Mako in the first set ...

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