Patrick Proisy

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 72)
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)
Medal record
Representing  France
Men's Tennis
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 1970 Turin Singles

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

Grand Slam tournament performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 SR
Australian Open A A A A 2R SF A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2
French Open 2R 1R 1R QF F 1R 3R 3R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 13
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 1R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 6
US Open A 1R A 1R 3R 1R A 1R 1R 2R A A A A 0 / 7
Strike Rate 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 28

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (2–3)Edit

Legend (Titles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jun 1972 Paris, France Clay   Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Win 1. Dec 1972 Perth, Australia Grass   Wanaro N'Godrella 7–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 2. Jul 1977 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Lito Álvarez 6–2, 6–0, 6–2
Loss 2. May 1975 Bournemouth, England Clay   Manuel Orantes 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Loss 3. 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.

External linksEdit