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Enrique Jorge Morea (11 April 1924 – 15 March 2017)[4] was an Argentine tennis player. He was born in Buenos Aires.

Enrique Morea
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Full nameEnrique Jorge Morea
Country (sports) Argentina
Born(1924-04-11)11 April 1924
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died15 March 2017(2017-03-15) (aged 92)
Turned pro1944 (amateur tour)
Retired1968
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record285-122 (70%) [1]
Career titles22 [1]
Highest rankingNo. 10 (1953, Lance Tingay)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenSF (1953, 1954)
Wimbledon4R (1946, 1947)
US Open4R (1955)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1946)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1950)
WimbledonF (1952, 1053, 1955)
Enrique Morea
President of the Asociación Argentina de Tenis
Assumed office
1996
Preceded byCarlos Bello[3]

Morea reached the singles semi finals of the French Championships in 1953, beating Mervyn Rose and Gardnar Mulloy before losing to Ken Rosewall.[5] At the French in 1954, Morea beat Jozsef Asboth and Mulloy before losing to Art Larsen in the semi finals.[6] Morea won the mixed doubles title of the 1950 French Championships. He also won two Gold medals at the inaugural men's tennis competition at the 1951 Pan American Games. Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph ranked Morea as World No. 10 in 1953 and 1954.[2] As of 2014, Morea was the honorary president of the Asociación Argentina de Tenis (AAT).

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1950 French Championships Clay   Barbara Scofield   Patricia Canning Todd
  Bill Talbert
Walkover
Loss 1952 Wimbledon Grass   Thelma Coyne Long   Doris Hart
  Frank Sedgman
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1953 Wimbledon Grass   Shirley Fry   Doris Hart
  Vic Seixas
7–9, 5–7
Loss 1955 Wimbledon Grass   Louise Brough   Doris Hart
  Vic Seixas
8–6, 2–6, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Garcia, Gabriel. "Enrique Morea: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Trabert is Seeded Top", The Sydney Morning Herald, September 16, 1953.
  3. ^ "Enrique Morea, a los 81 años, fue reelegido por cuatro años más como presidente de la Asociación Argentina de Tenis (AAT)" [Enrique Morea, at age 81, was re-elected for another four years as president of Argentina Tennis Association (AAT)]. http://espndeportes.espn.go.com (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: ESPN Inc. November 24, 2005. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  4. ^ Davis Cup Profile
  5. ^ "French Open 1953". www.tennis.co.nf.
  6. ^ "French Open 1954". www.tennis.co.nf.

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