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Bernard Destremau
Bernard Destremau
(French pronunciation: ​[bɛʁnaʁ dɛstr.mɔ]; 11 February 1917 – 6 June 2002) was a French tennis player, tank officer, diplomat and politician.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Grand Slam finals

2.1 Doubles : 1 title

3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Destremau was born in Paris
Paris
into a military family, the third son of a WW I general. A precocious French junior champion in the mid-1930s, Destremau later won several major tournaments including the 1941 and the 1942 Tournoi de France
France
which in war-time was not counted as a grand slam event. He also won the 1938 French Championships doubles (with Yvon Petra, beating Don Budge-Gene Mako), was a semi-finalist in 1937 in singles (losing to winner Henner Henkel), and won several national titles including the 1951 and 1953 French National singles championships. Destremau was also a quarterfinalist in singles at Roland Garros in 1936 and 1938. He stayed an amateur, devoted his tennis mostly to the Davis Cup, the King of Sweden Cup and other team matches and was ranked 1st in France
France
for several years. As a veteran he won the Wimbledon over-45 doubles event with Bill Talbert, in 1964. He had been a Wimbledon familiar with numerous Championships' entries, Davis Cup
Davis Cup
ties and other fixtures. During World War II
World War II
he escaped from occupied France
France
to Spain and North Africa. After joining the Free French forces as a tank officer, he fought in France
France
and Germany, was shot in the back near Toulon and wounded on two other affairs by hand-grenade shrapnel. He received the Legion of Honour
Legion of Honour
on the battlefield from the hands of Marshal de Lattre.[1] After the war, still playing tennis for France, he became a diplomat and was posted to Egypt during the Suez Canal crisis, South Africa and Belgium. Venturing into politics he was elected député for Versailles in 1967 and held the seat until 1978, became Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1974, and retired in 1981 after a last post as ambassador to Argentina. Destremau married Diane de Pracomtal in 1954 and was the father of a daughter and two sons. His wife died in December 2016. A prolific writer of books on history and politics, he became a member of the French Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques
Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques
in 1996.[2] Grand Slam finals[edit] Doubles : 1 title[edit]

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1938 French Championships Yvon Petra Don Budge Gene Mako 3–6, 6–3, 9–7, 6–1

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bernard Destremau.

^ "Bernard Destremau". Mcubed.net. 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2008.  ^ Robin, Solenne. "Prix Bernard Destremau" (in French). Canal Académie. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 

External links[edit]

Bernard Destremau
Bernard Destremau
at the Association of Tennis
Tennis
Professionals Bernard Destremau
Bernard Destremau
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Bernard Destremau
Bernard Destremau
at the Davis Cup

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French Championships men's doubles champions

(1891) B. Desjoyau / T. Legrand (1892) Diaz Albertini / J. Havet (1893) J. Goldsmith / Jean Schopfer (1894) Gérard Brosselin / J. Lesage (1895) André Vacherot / Christian Winzer (1896) Francky Wardan / Wynes (1897) Paul Aymé / Paul Lebreton (1898) Xenophon Casdagli / Michel Vacherot (1899) Paul Aymé / Paul Lebreton (1900) Paul Aymé / Paul Lebreton (1901) André Vacherot / Michel Vacherot (1902) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Jacques Worth (1903) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Jacques Worth (1904) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1905) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Jacques Worth (1906) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1907) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1908) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1909) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1910) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1911) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1912) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1913) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1914) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1915 – 1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1921) André Gobert
André Gobert
/ William Laurentz (1922) Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Marcel Dupont (1923) Jean-François Blanchy / Jean Samazeuilh (1924) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ René Lacoste (1925) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ René Lacoste (1926) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Howard Kinsey (1927) Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
/ Jacques Brugnon (1928) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon (1929) René Lacoste
René Lacoste
/ Jean Borotra (1930) Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
/ Jacques Brugnon (1931) George Lott / John Van Ryn (1932) Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
/ Jacques Brugnon (1933) Pat Hughes / Fred Perry (1934) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon (1935) Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist (1936) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Marcel Bernard (1937) Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Henner Henkel (1938) Bernard Destremau
Bernard Destremau
/ Yvon Petra (1939) Don McNeill / Charles Harris (1940-1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Marcel Bernard / Yvon Petra (1947) Eustace Fannin / Eric Sturgess (1948) Lennart Bergelin
Lennart Bergelin
/ Jaroslav Drobný (1949) Pancho Gonzales
Pancho Gonzales
/ Frank Parker (1950) Bill Talbert / Tony Trabert (1951) Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall (1954) Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert (1955) Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert (1956) Don Candy / Bob Perry (1957) Malcolm Anderson
Malcolm Anderson
/ Ashley Cooper (1958) Ashley Cooper / Neale Fraser (1959) Nicola Pietrangeli
Nicola Pietrangeli
/ Orlando Sirola (1960) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Rod Laver (1962) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1963) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Manuel Santana (1964) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Ken Fletcher (1965) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1966) Clark Graebner / Dennis Ralston (1967) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 24611927 LCCN: n86871835 ISNI: 0000 0001 1608 7807 GND: 1089924119 SUDOC: 028247361 BNF: cb1201

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