Jacques Brugnon

Jacques "Toto" Brugnon (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑːk bʁyɲɔ̃]; 11 May 1895 – 20 March 1978) was a French tennis player, one of the famous "Four Musketeers" from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon 1920.jpg
Country (sports) France
Born(1895-05-11)11 May 1895
Paris, France
Died20 March 1978(1978-03-20) (aged 82)
Paris, France
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record407-106 (68.6%) [1]
Career titles21 [1]
Highest rankingNo. 9 (1927, A. Wallis Myers)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1928, 1929)
WimbledonSF (1926)
US OpenQF (1926, 1927, 1928)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1928)
French OpenW (1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934)
WimbledonW (1926, 1928, 1932, 1933)
US OpenSF (1928)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1928)
French OpenW (1925, 1926)
WimbledonSF (1932)
US OpenSF (1927)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932)
Jacques Brugnon at Wimbledon

He was born in Paris and died in Paris.

He was primarily a doubles specialist who won 10 Grand Slam doubles titles in the French, American, Australian and British championships. Additionally he won two mixed doubles titles at Roland Garros partnering Suzanne Lenglen. He was also a fine singles player but never won a Major title. He played in 20 Wimbledon Championships between 1920 and 1948 and achieved his best singles result in 1926 when he reached the semifinals, losing in a close five set match to Howard Kinsey.[3]

Between 1921 and 1934 he played 31 ties for the French Davis Cup team, mainly as a doubles player, and compiled a record of 26 wins versus 11 losses. He was part of the famous Four Musketeers team that conquered the Cup in 1927 against the USA and of four of the five teams that defended it successfully until 1932.[4]

Brugnon was ranked World No. 9 for 1927 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph.[2]

The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1976.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (10 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1925 French Championships Clay   Henri Cochet   Jean Borotra
  René Lacoste
5–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 1926 French Championships Clay   Henri Cochet   Vincent Richards
  Howard Kinsey
4–6, 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 1926 Wimbledon Grass   Henri Cochet   Howard Kinsey
  Vincent Richards
7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 1927 French Championships Clay   Henri Cochet   Jean Borotra
  René Lacoste
2–6, 6–2, 6–0, 1–6, 6–4
Loss 1927 Wimbledon Grass   Henri Cochet   Frank Hunter
  Bill Tilden
6–1, 6–4, 6–8, 3–6, 4–6
Win 1928 Australian Championships Grass   Jean Borotra   Edgar Moon
  Jim Willard
6–2, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 1928 French Championships Clay   Jean Borotra   Henri Cochet
  René de Buzelet
6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Win 1928 Wimbledon Grass   Henri Cochet   John Hawkes
  Gerald Patterson
13–11, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1929 French Championships Clay   Henri Cochet   René Lacoste
  Jean Borotra
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–8
Win 1930 French Championships Clay   Henri Cochet   Harry Hopman
  Jim Willard
6–3, 9–7, 6–3
Loss 1931 Wimbledon Grass   Henri Cochet   George Lott
  John van Ryn
2–6, 8–10, 11–9, 6–3, 3–6
Win 1932 French Championships Clay   Henri Cochet   Marcel Bernard
  Christian Boussus
6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win 1932 Wimbledon Grass   Jean Borotra   Pat Hughes
  Fred Perry
6–0, 4–6, 3–6, 7–5, 7–5
Win 1933 Wimbledon Grass   Jean Borotra   Ryosuki Nunoi
  Jiro Satoh
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
Win 1934 French Championships Clay   Jean Borotra   Jack Crawford
  Vivian McGrath
11–9, 6–3, 2–6, 4–6, 9–7
Loss 1934 Wimbledon Grass   Jean Borotra   George Lott
  Lester Stoefen
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1939 French Championships Clay   Jean Borotra   Charles Harris
  Don McNeill
6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 6–2, 8–10

Mixed doubles (2 titles)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1925 French Championships Clay   Suzanne Lenglen   Didi Vlasto
  Henri Cochet
6–2, 6–2
Win 1926 French Championships Clay   Suzanne Lenglen   Suzanne LeBesnerais
  Jean Borotra
6–4, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Garcia, Gabriel. "Jacques Brugnon: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 424.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon player archive - Jacques Brugnon". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  4. ^ "ITF player profile". International Tennis Federation (ITF).

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