Don Budge in critical condition

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Tennis great Don Budge remained in critical condition today after his car struck a tree in the Pocono Mountains.

Tennis great Don Budge remained in critical condition today after his car struck a tree in the Pocono Mountains.

Budge, 84, broke his leg and might have internal injuries. However, a hospital spokesman would not elaborate on his condition, other than to say it was unchanged from Tuesday.

Budge was driving in Milford in northeast Pennsylvania when his car went off the road at 9:30 am on Tuesday. Rescue crews had to cut him from the wreckage. He was airlifted to St Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In 1938, Budge became the first player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year. He was The Associated Press athlete of the year in 1938.

Budge was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1964.

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