Orlando Sirola

Orlando Sirola (30 April 1928 – 13 November 1995) was a male tennis player from Italy.

Orlando Sirola
Country (sports) Italy
Born(1928-04-30)30 April 1928
Fiume, Italy
Died13 November 1995(1995-11-13) (aged 67)
Bologna, Italy
Turned pro1952 (amateur tour)
Retired1963
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenSF (1960)
Wimbledon4R (1959, 1962)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenW (1959)
WimbledonF (1956)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1955)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (1955, 1958, 1960Ch, 1961Ch)

BiographyEdit

Sirola was born in Fiume, today the Croatian city of Rijeka. He only began playing tennis at the age of 22.

In 1958 he won the singles title at the Bavarian Tennis Championships in Munich after a five-set victory in the final against Luis Ayala.

Sirola's best result in a Grand Slam singles event was at Roland Garros in 1960, where he reached the semifinals. He also won the Roland Garros doubles title in 1959, partnering Nicola Pietrangeli. He was a member of the Italian teams which finished runners-up to Australia in the Davis Cup in 1960 and 1961.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1955 French Championships Clay   Nicola Pietrangeli   Vic Seixas
  Tony Trabert
1–6, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1956 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Nicola Pietrangeli   Lew Hoad
  Ken Rosewall
5–7, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1959 French Championships Clay   Nicola Pietrangeli   Roy Emerson
  Neale Fraser
6–3, 6–2, 14–12

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