Cliff Richey

Induction Year: 1983

 

George Clifford “Cliff” Richey Jr. (born 1946) is a professional tennis player who was active in the 1960s and 1970s. Richey enjoyed a lengthy career filled with major championship wins in junior, amateur and professional tennis. His career-high singles ranking was No. 6 in the world, achieved in 1970, and No. 1 in the U.S. that same year. He and his sister Nancy were the first brother-sister combination to be concurrently ranked in the USA Top Ten.  They were ranked concurrently in the top three in 1965, 1967, 1969 and 1970.