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Pierre Barthès (born 13 September 1941) is a French retired professional tour tennis player.

Pierre Barthès
Country (sports) France
ResidenceVaucresson, France
Born (1941-09-13) 13 September 1941 (age 77)
Béziers, France
Turned pro1966 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired1976
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record351-349 (50.1%) [1]
Career titles7 [2]
Highest rankingNo. 9 (1971, World's Top 10)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1965)
French OpenQF (1965)
Wimbledon4R (1964, 1972)
US Open4R (1965)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1971)
Professional majors
US Pro1R (1966, 1967)
Wembley ProQF (1966)
French Pro1R (1966, 1967)
Doubles
Career record99–82 (Open era)
Career titles5 (Open era)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1965)
French Open4R (1969, 1971)
Wimbledon3R (1970, 1972)
US OpenW (1970)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1965)

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CareerEdit

Born in Béziers, Barthès was one of the Handsome Eight, a group of players signed by Lamar Hunt in 1968 for the newly formed professional World Championship Tennis (WCT) group.[4] He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking in 1974 of World No. 54, though this is not a true indication, as he was one of the Top 20 players in 1971 before the creation of the ATP ranking system, making the year-end Masters the same year. He was also a US Open doubles champion in 1970, partnering Nikola Pilić.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1970 US Open Grass   Niki Pilić   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Pierre Barthes: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Pierre Barthes: Career tournament results". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.liertk.no/Katsipis.docx
  4. ^ Wind, Herbert Warren (1979). Game, Set, and Match : The Tennis Boom of the 1960s and 70s (1. ed.). New York: Dutton. pp. 65–70. ISBN 0525111409.

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