Full name: Einer Ulrich
Born: May 6, 1896 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1969 in Gentofte, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: KB, KÃ¸benhavn (DEN)
Einer Ulrich was a Danish tennis legend. Between 1924-38 he played Davis Cup for Denmark in 28 ties, winning 39 of 74 matches. His 74 Davis Cup matches was a Danish record until it was broken by his son, Torben Ulrich, who eventually played in 101 matches. Einer Ulrich won 30 Danish titles between 1923-47, including seven in singles from 1928-35. Torbenâs son, Lars Ulrich, later achieved fame as the drummer and founder of Metallica, the well-known heavy metal band.
Ulrich started as a footballer, playing with Akademisk Boldklub, KjÃ¸benhavns Boldklub, and Hellerup IdrÃ¦ts Klub. He later served as a football referee for 25 years. Ulrich was on the board of directors of the Danish Lawn Tennis Federation from 1938-69, serving as chairman in the last five years of his life. His career was in advertising with his own company, Einer Ulrich Advertising, and later Ulrich and Parrilds Advertising, which they sold to American James Thompson.
In 1940 the Nazis took over Denmark, which left Ulrich at risk because his wife, Ulla, was Jewish. The family, without Einer, attempted a boat escape to Sweden, but were taken into custody by the Nazis at Elsinore. Einer was so well known that he went to the camp and convinced the Nazis to free his family. Six weeks later, they tried again and were successful. Einer joined them six weeks later, aided by Swedish Davis Cup tennis player Marc Wallenberg.
|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Tennis||Men's Singles||Denmark||DEN||33T|
|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Tennis||Men's Doubles||Denmark-2||DEN||9T|
|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Tennis||Denmark||DEN||Round Two||Match #5||2||Timmer (NED) 3, Ulrich (DEN) 2||2|
|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Tennis||Denmark||DEN||Round One||Match #10||AC||1924-07-13||Ulrich (DEN) bye|
|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Tennis||Denmark-2||DEN||Erik Tegner||Round Three||Match #4||2||USA-1 3, DEN-2 0||0|
|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Tennis||Denmark-2||DEN||Erik Tegner||Round Two||Match #8||1||DEN-2 3, SUI-2 1||3|
|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Tennis||Denmark-2||DEN||Erik Tegner||Round One||Match #21||1||1924-07-14||DEN-2 3, IND-1 1||3|