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Patrick Proisy (born 10 September 1949) is a French former professional tennis player best remembered for reaching the final of the French Open in 1972[1][2] (where he beat top seed and defending champion Jan Kodes in the quarter finals and fourth seed Manuel Orantes in the semi finals before losing the final against sixth seeded Spaniard Andrés Gimeno in four sets).[3] He added to that one more final (in Florence, 1976) and singles titles in Hilversum, 1977 and Perth, 1972. Proisy reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 16 in October 1972.

Patrick Proisy
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceParis, France
Born (1949-09-10) 10 September 1949 (age 69)
Evreux, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1968
Retired1981
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record200–176 (Open era)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 16 (23 October 1972)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1973)
French OpenF (1972)
Wimbledon2R (1971, 1972, 1974)
US Open2R (1972, 1977)
Doubles
Career record72–120 (Open era)

Contents

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Runner-up 1972 French Open   Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 1–6

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (2–3)Edit

Legend (Titles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 4 June 1972 Paris, France Clay   Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 9 December 1972 Perth, Australia Grass   Wanaro N'Godrella 7–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 18 July 1977 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Lito Álvarez 6–2, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 18 May 1975 Bournemouth, England Clay   Manuel Orantes 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 9 May 1976 Florence, Italy Clay   Paolo Bertolucci 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 8–10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Djata, Sundiata A. (March 2008). Blacks at the net: Black achievement in the history of tennis. Syracuse University Press. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-0-8156-0898-1. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud; Hollander, Zander (1994). Bud Collins' modern encyclopedia of tennis. Gale Research. p. 424. ISBN 978-0-8103-8988-5. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  3. ^ "French Open 1972". www.tennis.co.nf.

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