Sándor Noszály (tennis)

Sándor Noszály (Hungarian: Noszály Sándor, [ˈnosaːj ˈʃaːndor]; born 16 March 1972 in Budapest) is a retired tennis player from Hungary, who is a five times Hungarian Champion in singles and 16 times adding the doubles.[1]

Sándor Noszály
Country (sports) Hungary
ResidenceBudapest, Hungary
Born (1972-03-16) 16 March 1972 (age 47)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1988
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$376,265
Career record28–57
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 95 (18 September 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French Open1R (1991, 1996)
Wimbledon1R (1995, 1996)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1996)
Career record3–15
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 192 (29 May 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1993)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Last updated on: 6 July 2014.


Noszály qualified Hungary for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Four years earlier, in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics he was partnering László Markovits in the doubles draw, where they fell in the first round. He was the member of the Hungary Davis Cup team who advanced to the World Group in 1993 and 1995 where he won two singles against Argentines Guillermo Pérez Roldán and Alberto Mancini and one victory over Australia (Todd Woodbridge) respectively. In July 1995 he advanced to the quarterfinal of Kitzbühel Open by defeating Carlos Moyá in the previous round losing to clay-specialist Thomas Muster. Three months later he reached the Semifinal of the 1995 Bucharest Open, surpassing Albert Costa and Sergi Bruguera, facing Thomas Muster in a re-match, who overcame him in two sets. It was that time when he broke into the ATP top 100 peaking at World No. 95.

Personal lifeEdit

He was born to sr. Sándor Noszály, a coach and former high jump athlete and to Anna Steitz, a PE teacher and 2-time national champion high jumper.[2] His sister Andrea Noszály (b. 1970) became a professional tennis player as well and represented Hungary 5 times in the Fed Cup.[3] He graduated in 1990 at the Petõfi Sándor Gimnázium in Budapest.[4]

He has one daughter called Szonja (b. 2003).[1] He wasn't married and parted ways with his girlfriend just before participating in a dating reality TV show the same year.[5] He began a relationship with Hungarian soap opera actress Heni Novák with whom he moved to the United States in 2010.[6]

The couple split up in 2013, after a five-year relationship.[7]

Coaching and other venturesEdit

Simultaneously with playing he began coaching Hungarian juniors and the Hungarian national team, including László Fonó and György Balázs whom he escorted to the 2003 French Open to see his protégé winning the doubles title partnering Dudi Sela. Shortly after Noszály won his fifth National Championship title following his nine-year gap in senior professional tennis.[1]

Later that year he played the role of The Bachelor in the Hungarian version of the well known TV series.[5] He now lives in the United States and coaches to this day.

Playing styleEdit

He's known for his serve-and-volley playing style. His preferred court is clay.[1]


Doubles (1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 5 June 1994   Tashkent Clay   Karim Alami   Daniel Fiala /   Jan Kodeš 6–7, 6–4, 7–6


  1. ^ a b c d Gál, András (2003-06-15). "Noszály kilenc év után nyert a tenisz ob-n" [Noszály won the National Championship after 9 years] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: origo.hu. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  2. ^ "Női magasugrás - NŐI 100 MÉTERES SÍKFUTÁS" [Women's high jump - women's 100m run] (pdf) (in Hungarian). Székesfehérvár, Hungary: Alba Regia Atlétikai Klub. 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "Andrea Noszaly". London, Great Britain: International Tennis Federation. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  4. ^ Csicsai, Zsolt (2003). "Beszélgetés Noszály Sándorral" [Interview with Sándor Noszály] (pdf) (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Hungarian Human Rights Foundation. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Teniszező A Nagy Ő férfi főszereplője" [Tennis player is chosen to play in The Bachelor] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: origo.hu. 2003-09-01. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  6. ^ "két hónapja amerikába költöztek Noszályék" [The Noszálys have moved to the US two months ago] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Story Magazin. 2010-04-20. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Noszály öt év után szakított". blikk.hu (in Hungarian). Blikk. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

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