Georges Goven

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Georges Goven
Country  France
Residence Paris, France
Born (1948-04-26) 26 April 1948 (age 66)
Lyon, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1965)
Retired 1984
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 162–209 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix, WCT and Davis Cup)
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1965, 1973)
French Open SF (1970)
Wimbledon 3R (1966, 1972)
US Open 3R (1975)
Doubles
Career record 83–129 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix, WCT and Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1973)
French Open SF (1970)
Wimbledon 2R (1969, 1971, 1972)
US Open 2R (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)
Last updated on: 26 November 2012.

Georges Goven (born 26 April 1948, in Lyon) is a retired tennis player from France.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior he won the Australian Championships Boys' Singles title in 1964.

Amateur/Pro tour[edit]

Goven reached the semi-finals in both singles and doubles (partnering François Jauffret) at the 1970 French Open.

He notably defeated Ilie Năstase (then World No. 7) in Paris in September 1977 with the help of the Spaghetti racket, and Vitas Gerulaitis (then World No. 5) in Florence in May 1983.[1]

After retirement[edit]

He has coached such players as Nicolas Escudé, Nathalie Dechy and Tatiana Golovin. Currently, he is the captain of the France Fed Cup team since 2005 (he replaced to his compatriot and former player Guy Forget) and was the Davis Cup team captain from 1993–1994.

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