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István Gulyás (Hungarian: Gulyás István; 13 October 1931 – 31 July 2000)[3][4] was the second Hungarian male tennis player to become a Grand Slam finalist.[5] He was defeated in the 1966 French Open Men's final by Tony Roche of Australia in three sets, after allowing the match to be delayed 24 hours to allow Roche to recover from an ankle injury.[6] It was Gulyas' lone Grand Slam final, though he made the semi-finals of the tournament the following year (and the quarter-finals in 1971).[7] He was ranked inside the world's Top 10 on more than one occasion and holds the record for most Hungarian National Championship titles having won it 15 times in his career.[8][9] Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph ranked Gulyás as World No. 8 in 1966.[2]

István Gulyás
István Gulyás (1964).jpg
István Gulyás (1964)
Country (sports) Hungary
Born(1931-10-13)13 October 1931
Pécs, Hungary
Died31 July 2000(2000-07-31) (aged 68)
Budapest, Hungary
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1954)
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)[1]
Career titles20
Highest rankingNo. 8 (1966, Lance Tingay)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenF (1966)
Wimbledon3R (1960)
US Open4R (1963)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1955, 1961, 1963)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1955, 1959)


Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0-1)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1966 French Championships Clay   Tony Roche 1–6, 4–6, 5–7


  1. ^ "Istvan Gulyas - Hungary tennis player profile". Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  2. ^ a b "Stolle ranked second". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 October 1966. p. 25 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ "Istvan Gulyas". Davis Cup Official Website. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  4. ^ In memoriam 2000
  5. ^ First was Jozsef Asboth in 1947. Pál Szőke (2005-07-19). "A Magyar Tenisz Szövetség története (History of Hungarian Tennis Federation)" (in Hungarian). Magyar Tenisz Szövetség (Hungarian Tennis Federation). Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  6. ^ "French Open: Facts and Figures". USA Today. 2001-05-28. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  7. ^ Niebuhr, Keith (2002-05-26). "French Open Notebook". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
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  9. ^ Árvay, Sándor (2009-01-05). "Bajnokaink" [Our champions] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Tenisz Szövetség [Hungarian Tennis Association]. Retrieved December 7, 2010.

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