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Jean René Lacoste
Lacoste
(French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʁəne laˈkɔst]; 2 July 1904 – 12 October 1996) was a French tennis player and businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" because of how he dealt with his opponents ;[3] he is also known worldwide as the creator of the Lacoste
Lacoste
tennis shirt, which he introduced in 1929. Lacoste
Lacoste
was one of The Four Musketeers with Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, and Henri Cochet, French tennis stars who dominated the game in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles at the French, American, and British championships and was an eminent baseline player and tactician of the pre-war period. As a member of the French team, Lacoste
Lacoste
won the Davis Cup
Davis Cup
in 1927 and 1928. Lacoste
Lacoste
was the World No. 1 player for both 1926 and 1927.[4]

Contents

1 Tennis
Tennis
career

1.1 Playing style

2 Business career 3 Personal life 4 Grand Slam finals

4.1 Singles: 10 (7 titles, 3 runners-up) 4.2 Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runners-up) 4.3 Mixed doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

5 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 6 All-time record 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 External links

Tennis
Tennis
career[edit]

Lacoste
Lacoste
in 1922

Lacoste
Lacoste
started playing tennis at age 15 when he accompanied his father on a trip to England.[4][5] His first participation in a Grand Slam tournament was the 1922 Wimbledon Championships in which he lost in the first round to Pat O'Hara Wood. The following year, 1923, he reached the fourth round at Wimbledon to be narrowly defeated by Cecil Campbell, and he competed for the first time in the U.S. Championships. His breakthrough came in 1925 when he won the singles title at the French Championships
French Championships
and at Wimbledon, in both cases after a victory in the final against compatriot Jean Borotra. The following year, 1926, Lacoste
Lacoste
lost his French title after a straight-sets defeat in the final to Henri Cochet. He did not compete at Wimbledon that year, but in September he won the U.S. National Championships title against Borotra. He was ranked No.1 for 1926 by A. Wallis Myers, tennis correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. In 1927, dubbed 'The finest year in tennis history' by E. Digby Baltzell, Lacoste
Lacoste
was part of the French team that captured the Davis Cup from the United States, ending the latter's 6-year title run. The final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club
Germantown Cricket Club
in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and Lacoste
Lacoste
won both his singles matches against Bill Johnston and Bill Tilden.[6][7] He played Tilden in two Grand Slam tournament finals that year and won both of them. At the French Championships
French Championships
he was victorious in five sets; at the U.S. National Championships he defended his title and denied Tilden his seventh U.S. title by winning in straight sets, although he survived setpoints in the first and third set and was down a break in the second.[8] At Wimbledon Lacoste lost a five-set semifinal to Borotra.[9] For the second successive year he was ranked No.1. In 1928 Lacoste
Lacoste
lost his French title after a four-set loss in the final against Cochet. He took revenge by beating Cochet in the final of the Wimbledon Championships after having defeated Tilden in a five-set semifinal. The Challenge Round of the 1928 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
against the United States
United States
was played at the Stade Roland Garros
Stade Roland Garros
in Paris
Paris
on 27–29 July. The stadium was specifically constructed to host France's first defense of the Davis Cup.[10] Lacoste
Lacoste
lost the first rubber in a five-set match to Tilden but France
France
won the remaining rubbers to defeat the challengers 4–1 and retain the cup. Lacoste did not participate in the 1928 U.S. Championships. Between 1923 and 1928 Lacoste
Lacoste
played 51 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
matches for France in 26 ties and compiled a record of 32–8 in singles and 8–3 in doubles. The only major championship he played in 1929 was the French and he won his seventh, and last, Grand Slam singles title after a tight five-set final against Jean Borotra.[11] Failing health, including respiratory disease, led to his withdrawal from competitive tennis in 1929 although he would make a brief comeback at the 1932 French Championships, where he defeated reigning Wimbledon champion Sidney Wood in the third round, but lost in the fourth to Harry Lee.[12][13] He was the non-playing captain of the French Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team in 1932 and 1933. The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame, in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1976. In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, included Lacoste
Lacoste
in his list of the 21 greatest players of all time.[a] In 1928 Lacoste
Lacoste
authored a book titled ' Lacoste
Lacoste
on Tennis' .[5][14] There are numerous explanations of why Lacoste
Lacoste
was originally nicknamed "the Crocodile". A 2006 New York Times
New York Times
obituary about Lacoste's son, Bernard, provides an apparently authoritative one. In the 1920s, supposedly, Lacoste
Lacoste
made a bet with his team captain about whether he would win a certain match. The stakes were a suitcase he had seen in a Boston store; it was made of crocodile (or alligator) skin. Later, René Lacoste's friend Robert George embroidered a crocodile onto a blazer that Lacoste
Lacoste
wore for his matches.[15]

Lacoste
Lacoste
(right) with Otto Froitzheim

Playing style[edit] Lacoste
Lacoste
was primarily a baseline player who relied on control, accuracy, and deeply-placed groundstrokes to put pressure on his opponents. In addition he possessed an excellent passing shot and backhand slice. Nicknamed the ' Tennis
Tennis
Machine' for his methodical game and ability to avoid errors, he was known as a devoted and hard-working player rather than a player with a great amount of natural talent.[11][16] His style was a complete contrast to that of his fellow Musketeer Henri Cochet.[8] Lacoste
Lacoste
was a studious tactician who meticulously analysed his opponents and kept detailed notes on their strengths and weaknesses.[4][8] Business career[edit] In 1933, Lacoste
Lacoste
founded La Société Chemise Lacoste
Lacoste
with André Gillier. The company produced the tennis shirt, also known as polo shirt, which Lacoste
Lacoste
often wore when he was playing, which had a crocodile (often thought to be an alligator) embroidered on the chest. In 1963 his son Bernard took over the management of the company. In 1961, Lacoste
Lacoste
created an innovation in racket technology by unveiling and patenting the first tubular steel tennis racket.[12] At that time, wood rackets were the norm; the new version's strings were attached to the frame by a series of wires, which wrapped around the racket head. The steel-tube racket was stiffer, and imparted a greater force to the ball during a stroke. It was marketed in Europe under the Lacoste
Lacoste
brand, but in the United States
United States
it was marketed by Wilson Sporting Goods. Pierre Darmon debuted the racket at Wimbledon in 1963 but it achieved critical acclaim and huge popularity as the Wilson T-2000, used by American tennis greats Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
and Jimmy Connors.[12] When Lacoste
Lacoste
died, French Advertising agency Publicis, who had been managing his company's account for decades, published a print ad with the Lacoste
Lacoste
logo and the English words "See you later...", reinforcing the idea that the animal was perhaps an alligator. Personal life[edit] On 30 June 1930 he married golfing champion Simone de la Chaume.[17] Their daughter Catherine Lacoste
Lacoste
was a champion golfer and president of the Golf
Golf
Club Chantaco, founded by her mother, at a few kilometres from St. Jean-de-Luz. Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles: 10 (7 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final

Runner-up 1924 Wimbledon Jean Borotra 1–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3, 4–6

Winner 1925 French Championships Jean Borotra 7–5, 6–1, 6–4

Winner 1925 Wimbledon Jean Borotra 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 8–6

Runner-up 1926 French Championships Henri Cochet 2–6, 4–6, 3–6

Winner 1926 US National Championships Jean Borotra 6–4, 6–0, 6–4

Winner 1927 French Championships Bill Tilden 6–4, 4–6, 5–7, 6–3, 11–9

Winner 1927 US National Championships Bill Tilden 11–9, 6–3, 11–9

Runner-up 1928 French Championships Henri Cochet 7–5, 3–6, 1–6, 3–6

Winner 1928 Wimbledon Henri Cochet 6–1, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 1929 French Championships Jean Borotra 6–3, 2–6, 6–0, 2–6, 8–6

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final

Winner 1925 French Championships Jean Borotra Jacques Brugnon Henri Cochet 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3

Winner 1925 Wimbledon Jean Borotra John Hennessey Raymond Casey 6–4, 11–9, 4–6, 1–6, 6–3

Runner-up 1927 French Championships Jean Borotra Jacques Brugnon Henri Cochet 6–2, 2–6, 0–6, 6–1, 4–6

Winner 1929 French Championships Jean Borotra Jacques Brugnon Henri Cochet 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 8–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final

Runner-up 1926 US Championships Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Elizabeth Ryan Jean Borotra 4–6, 5–7

Runner-up 1927 US Championships Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Eileen Bennett Henri Cochet 2–6, 6–0, 3–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 Career SR

Australian Championships A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0

French Championships A A NH W F W F W A A 4R 3 / 6

Wimbledon 1R 4R F W A SF W A A A A 2 / 6

U.S. Championships A 2R QF QF W W A A A A A 2 / 5

SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 2 / 3 1 / 2 2 / 3 1 / 2 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 7 / 17

All-time record[edit]

Tournament Since Record accomplished Players matched

Grand Slam 1877 Youngest player to win 2 titles at 3 Grand Slams Stands alone

See also[edit]

List of male tennis players* Tennis
Tennis
records of All Time - Men's Singles List of Grand Slam men's singles champions

Notes[edit]

^ Writing in 1979, Kramer considered the best player ever to have been either Don Budge
Don Budge
(for consistent play) or Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
(at the height of his game). The next four best were, chronologically, Bill Tilden, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs, and Pancho Gonzales. After these six came the "second echelon" of Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Gottfried von Cramm, Ted Schroeder, Jack Crawford, Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Connors. He felt unable to rank Henri Cochet and René Lacoste
Lacoste
accurately but felt they were among the very best.

References[edit]

^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Rene Lacoste: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Rene Lacoste: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ "René Lacoste". International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame.  ^ a b c Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis
Tennis
(2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 598, 599. ISBN 978-0942257700.  ^ a b Robin Finn (14 October 1996). "Rene Lacoste
Lacoste
Dies at 92; Gave Fashion the Alligator". The New York Times.  ^ " Davis Cup
Davis Cup
– 1927 Results". ITF. Retrieved 30 June 2012.  ^ David J. Walsh (11 September 1927). "Two 'Bills' Fall Before French Tennis
Tennis
Stars". The Miami News. pp. 1, 11.  ^ a b c Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. pp. 168–169, 276. ISBN 9780047960420.  ^ "Borotra beats Lacoste". Kalgoorlie Miner
Kalgoorlie Miner
(WA : 1895 - 1950). WA: National Library of Australia. 2 July 1927. p. 5. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ "History of the Stadium". www.rolandgarros.com. Fédération française de tennis (FFT).  ^ a b William Shirer (4 June 1929). " Lacoste
Lacoste
beats Borotra; Takes 3d French title". Chicago Tribune. p. 29.  ^ a b c Tom Sweetman (11 September 2014). "Rene Lacoste: The lasting legacy of 'Le Crocodile'". CNN.  ^ Davidson, Owen (1970). Lawn Tennis
Tennis
– The Great Ones. London: Pelham Books. pp. 34–38. ISBN 9780720703801. OCLC 99470.  ^ " Lacoste
Lacoste
on tennis". Worldcat.  ^ "Obituary: Bernard Lacoste, James Freedman". The New York Times. 23 March 2006.  ^ Quist, Adrian (1984). Tennis: The Greats 1920–1960. Sydney: ABC Enterprises and William Collins. p. 38. ISBN 9780642527202. OCLC 50097790.  ^ "Rene Lacoste, French Tennis
Tennis
Champion, to Take Golf
Golf
Star As His Bride at Noon Monday". The Evening Independent. 13 June 1930. p. 4-A. 

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Men's tennis players who won two or more Grand Slam singles titles in one calendar year

Four wins

1938: Don Budge 1962: Rod Laver 1969: Rod Laver

Three wins

1933: Jack Crawford (AC&FC&WI) 1934: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(AC&WI&US) 1955: Tony Trabert
Tony Trabert
(FO&WI&US) 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
(AO&FO&WI) 1958: Ashley Cooper (AC&WI&US) 1964: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&WI&US) 1974: Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
(AO&WI&US) 1988: Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
(AO&FO&US) 2004: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2006: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2007: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2010: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&WI&US) 2011: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&WI&US) 2015: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&WI&US)

Two wins

1903: Laurence Doherty
Laurence Doherty
(WI&US) 1920: Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
(WI&US) 1921: Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
(WI&US) 1925: René Lacoste
Lacoste
(FC&WI) 1927: René Lacoste
Lacoste
(FC&US) 1928: Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
(FC&US) 1932: Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
(WI&US) 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(FC&WI) 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(WI&US) 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
(WI&US) 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
(WI&US) 1947: Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
(WI&US) 1950: Budge Patty
Budge Patty
(FC&WI) 1951: Dick Savitt (AC&WI)) 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
(WI&US) 1953: Ken Rosewall
Ken Rosewall
(AC&FO) 1959: Alex Olmedo (AC&WI) 1960: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
(WI&US) 1961: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&US) 1963: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&FC) 1965: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&WI) 1967: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&FC) 1967: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
(WI&US) 1973: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
(AO&US) 1977: Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Vilas
(FO&US) 1978: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1979: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1980: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1981: John McEnroe
John McEnroe
(WI&US) 1982: Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
(WI&US) 1984: John McEnroe
John McEnroe
(WI&US) 1986: Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
(FO&US) 1987: Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
(FO&US) 1989: Boris Becker
Boris Becker
(WI&US) 1992: Jim Courier
Jim Courier
(AO&FO) 1993: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(WI&US) 1994: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(AO&WI) 1995: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(WI&US) 1997: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(AO&WI) 1999: Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
(FO&US) 2005: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(WI&US) 2008: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&WI) 2009: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(FO&WI) 2013: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&US) 2016: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&FO) 2017: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI) 2017: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&US)

AC=Australasian/Australian Championships, AO=Australian Open, FC=French Championships, FO=French Open, WI=Wimbledon, US=U.S. National Championships/US Open

René Lacoste
Lacoste
in the Grand Slam Tournaments

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French Championships
French Championships
men's singles champions

(1891) H. Briggs (1892) Jean Schopfer (1893) Laurent Riboulet (1894) André Vacherot (1895) André Vacherot (1896) André Vacherot (1897) Paul Aymé (1898) Paul Aymé (1899) Paul Aymé (1900) Paul Aymé (1901) André Vacherot (1902) Michel Vacherot (1903) Max Decugis (1904) Max Decugis (1905) Maurice Germot (1906) Maurice Germot (1907) Max Decugis (1908) Max Decugis (1909) Max Decugis (1910) Maurice Germot (1911) André Gobert (1912) Max Decugis (1913) Max Decugis (1914) Max Decugis (1915–1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) André Gobert (1921) Jean Samazeuilh (1922) Henri Cochet (1923) François Blanchy (1924) Jean Borotra (1925) René Lacoste (1926) Henri Cochet (1927) René Lacoste (1928) Henri Cochet (1929) René Lacoste (1930) Henri Cochet (1931) Jean Borotra (1932) Henri Cochet (1933) Jack Crawford (1934) Gottfried von Cramm (1935) Fred Perry (1936) Gottfried von Cramm (1937) Henner Henkel (1938) Don Budge (1939) Don McNeill (1940–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Marcel Bernard (1947) József Asbóth (1948) Frank Parker (1949) Frank Parker (1950) Budge Patty (1951) Jaroslav Drobný (1952) Jaroslav Drobný (1953) Ken Rosewall (1954) Tony Trabert (1955) Tony Trabert (1956) Lew Hoad (1957) Sven Davidson (1958) Mervyn Rose (1959) Nicola Pietrangeli (1960) Nicola Pietrangeli (1961) Manuel Santana (1962) Rod Laver (1963) Roy Emerson (1964) Manuel Santana (1965) Fred Stolle (1966) Tony Roche (1967) Roy Emerson

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's singles champions

(1877) Spencer Gore (1878) Frank Hadow (1879) John Hartley (1880) John Hartley (1881) William Renshaw (1882) William Renshaw (1883) William Renshaw (1884) William Renshaw (1885) William Renshaw (1886) William Renshaw (1887) Herbert Lawford (1888) Ernest Renshaw (1889) William Renshaw (1890) Willoughby Hamilton (1891) Wilfred Baddeley (1892) Wilfred Baddeley (1893) Joshua Pim (1894) Joshua Pim (1895) Wilfred Baddeley (1896) Harold Mahony (1897) Reginald Doherty (1898) Reginald Doherty (1899) Reginald Doherty (1900) Reginald Doherty (1901) Arthur Gore (1902) Laurence Doherty (1903) Laurence Doherty (1904) Laurence Doherty (1905) Laurence Doherty (1906) Laurence Doherty (1907) Norman Brookes (1908) Arthur Gore (1909) Arthur Gore (1910) Anthony Wilding (1911) Anthony Wilding (1912) Anthony Wilding (1913) Anthony Wilding (1914) Norman Brookes (1915–18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Gerald Patterson (1920) Bill Tilden (1921) Bill Tilden (1922) Gerald Patterson (1923) Bill Johnston (1924) Jean Borotra (1925) René Lacoste (1926) Jean Borotra (1927) Henri Cochet (1928) René Lacoste (1929) Henri Cochet (1930) Bill Tilden (1931) Sidney Wood (1932) Ellsworth Vines (1933) Jack Crawford (1934) Fred Perry (1935) Fred Perry (1936) Fred Perry (1937) Don Budge (1938) Don Budge (1939) Bobby Riggs (1940–45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Yvon Petra (1947) Jack Kramer (1948) Bob Falkenburg (1949) Ted Schroeder (1950) Budge Patty (1951) Dick Savitt (1952) Frank Sedgman (1953) Vic Seixas (1954) Jaroslav Drobný (1955) Tony Trabert (1956) Lew Hoad (1957) Lew Hoad (1958) Ashley Cooper (1959) Alex Olmedo (1960) Neale Fraser (1961) Rod Laver (1962) Rod Laver (1963) Chuck McKinley (1964) Roy Emerson (1965) Roy Emerson (1966) Manuel Santana (1967) John Newcombe

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US Open men's singles champions

(1968) Arthur Ashe (1969) Rod Laver (1970) Ken Rosewall (1971) Stan Smith (1972) Ilie Năstase (1973) John Newcombe (1974) Jimmy Connors (1975) Manuel Orantes (1976) Jimmy Connors (1977) Guillermo Vilas (1978) Jimmy Connors (1979) John McEnroe (1980) John McEnroe (1981) John McEnroe (1982) Jimmy Connors (1983) Jimmy Connors (1984) John McEnroe (1985) Ivan Lendl (1986) Ivan Lendl (1987) Ivan Lendl (1988) Mats Wilander (1989) Boris Becker (1990) Pete Sampras (1991) Stefan Edberg (1992) Stefan Edberg (1993) Pete Sampras (1994) Andre Agassi (1995) Pete Sampras (1996) Pete Sampras (1997) Patrick Rafter (1998) Patrick Rafter (1999) Andre Agassi (2000) Marat Safin (2001) Lleyton Hewitt (2002) Pete Sampras (2003) Andy Roddick (2004) Roger Federer (2005) Roger Federer (2006) Roger Federer (2007) Roger Federer (2008) Roger Federer (2009) Juan Martín del Potro (2010) Rafael Nadal (2011) Novak Djokovic (2012) Andy Murray (2013) Rafael Nadal (2014) Marin Čilić (2015) Novak Djokovic (2016) Stan Wawrinka (2017) Rafael Nadal

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French Championships
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
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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Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's doubles champions

1884: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1885: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1886: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1887: Herbert Wilberforce / Patrick Bowes-Lyon 1888: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1889: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1890: Joshua Pim
Joshua Pim
/ Frank Stoker 1891: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1892: Ernest Lewis
Ernest Lewis
/ Harry S. Barlow 1893: Joshua Pim
Joshua Pim
/ Frank Stoker 1894: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1895: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1896: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1897: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1898: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1899: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1900: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1901: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1902: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley 1903: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1904: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1905: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1906: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley 1907: Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Anthony Wilding 1908: Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
/ Major Ritchie 1909: Arthur Gore / Herbert Barrett 1910: Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
/ Major Ritchie 1911: André Gobert
André Gobert
/ Max Decugis 1912: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon 1913: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon 1914: Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Anthony Wilding 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: R. V. Thomas / Pat O'Hara Wood 1920: R. Norris Williams
R. Norris Williams
/ Chuck Garland 1921: Randolph Lycett / Max Woosnam 1922: James Anderson / Randolph Lycett 1923: Leslie Godfree / Randolph Lycett 1924: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Vincent Richards 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ René Lacoste 1926: Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Henri Cochet 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Bill Tilden 1928: Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Henri Cochet 1929: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn 1930: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn 1931: George Lott / John Van Ryn 1932: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1933: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1934: George Lott / Lester Stoefen 1935: Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist 1936: Pat Hughes / Raymond Tuckey 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako 1939: Elwood Cooke
Elwood Cooke
/ Bobby Riggs 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Jack Kramer 1947: Bob Falkenburg / Jack Kramer 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Frank Sedgman 1949: Pancho Gonzales
Pancho Gonzales
/ Frank Parker 1950: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1951: Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman 1952: Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman 1953: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1954: Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Mervyn Rose 1955: Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Lew Hoad 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1957: Budge Patty
Budge Patty
/ Gardnar Mulloy 1958: Sven Davidson / Ulf Schmidt 1959: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1960: Rafael Osuna / Dennis Ralston 1961: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1962: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1963: Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox 1964: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1965: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ John Newcombe 1967: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Frew McMillan

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 84577517 LCCN: n84013726 ISNI: 0000 0001 1193 4835 GND: 126676941 SUDOC: 068895933 BNF: cb11944187t (data) SN

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