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Mike Davies Dies; Headed Pilot Pen Tennis In New Haven

Mike Davies Dies; Headed Pilot Pen Tennis In New Haven

Mike Davies, a former British Davis Cup player and Wimbledon doubles finalist, has died. He was 79.

The International Tennis Federation says Davies died Monday "after a battle with illness."

Davies was CEO of the Pilot Pen tournament in New Haven, now known as the Connecticut Open, from 1997 to 2013.

He was Britain's No. 1-ranked player in the 1950s and amassed a 24-13 record in Davis Cup play from 1955 to 1960. He reached the Wimbledon men's doubles final in 1960 with Bobby Wilson, falling in three sets to Dennis Ralston and Rafael Osuna.

Davies served as executive director at World Championship Tennis, where he was credited with the move from white...

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