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American heavy metallic band Metallica’s drummer and co-founder Lars Ulrich’s father Torben, a tennis participant amongst many different issues, handed away on the age of 95 on Wednesday, December 20.

Lars Ulrich was the primary Dane to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2009 and acquired a knighthood from Denmark afterward. Apparently, he started as an aspiring tennis participant, impressed primarily by his father Torben and grandfather Einer, each of whom had been skilled tennis gamers.

Torben Ulrich reached a career-high rating of World No. 96 in singles, doing so in 1973. He gained three titles within the males’s circuit, most notably on the Stuttgart Open in 1953, earlier than the appearance of the Open Period. He additionally represented Denmark on the Davis Cup in a number of ranges, as late as 1977, when he was 48 years previous.

Along with being a tennis participant, Torben Ulrich was additionally a musician, enjoying clarinet in a jazz band and releasing a number of albums all through his life. The Dane additionally labored as a author, protecting music and sharing his ideas on jazz music, in addition to as a filmmaker.

Taking to Instagram after his father’s passing, Lars Ulrich shared a heartfelt tribute to him, proudly stating that he was a person who challenged the established order and pushed boundaries, armed with a usually Danish “contrarian perspective.”

“Torben Ulrich: 1928-2023 95 years of adventures, distinctive experiences, curiosity, pushing boundaries, difficult the established order, tennis, music, artwork, writing….and fairly a little bit of Danish contrarian perspective. Thanks endlessly! I like you dad,” Lars Ulrich wrote on Instagram.

A have a look at Torben Ulrich’s tennis profession

“Metallica Via The By no means” Portraits – 2013 Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant

Torben Ulrich made a sequence of Grand Slam appearances in his tennis profession, each within the Open Period and the pre-Open Period.

His greatest outcomes got here earlier than the introduction of the Open Period, as he made a sequence of fourth-round appearances on the French Open (1959), the Wimbledon Championships (1959), and the US Open (1953, 1956, 1964, and 1968).

He additionally performed doubles on the Majors, reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open (1968) and the semifinals of Wimbledon (1959). On the Australian Open and the US Open, his greatest end result was reaching the second spherical.

He did so in Melbourne in 1971, whereas he achieved the feat at Flushing Meadows on 4 events — 1968, 1972, 1973, and 1975.

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