Don Budge remains in critical condition

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Tennis champion Don Budge remains hospitalised following a car accident last week in the Pocono Mountains.

Tennis champion Don Budge remains hospitalised following a car accident last week in the Pocono Mountains.

Budge, 84, remained in critical condition Monday. He was driving in Milford in northeast Pennsylvania on December 14 when his car went off the road. Rescue crews had to cut him from the wreckage. He was airlifted to St Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, and was being treated in the coronary care unit.

Hospital officials would not elaborate on Budge's condition, saying family members have not consented to more information being released.

In 1938, Budge was 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 and was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1964.

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