Guy Forget

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Guy Forget
Forget 2010.jpg
Country  France
Residence Boca Raton, FL, USA
Born (1965-01-04) 4 January 1965 (age 49)
Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1997
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $5,669,934
Singles
Career record 380–291 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 4 (25 March 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1991, 1993)
French Open 4R (1986, 1991)
Wimbledon QF (1991, 1992, 1994)
US Open 4R (1992, 1996)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1991)
Olympic Games QF (1984, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record 387–182 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)
Career titles 28
Highest ranking No. 3 (18 August 1986)
Last updated on: 14 April 2007.

Guy Forget (French pronunciation: ​[ɡi fɔʁʒɛ], born 4 January 1965 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a French former professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.

Career[edit]

Forget first came to the tennis world's attention as an outstanding junior player who won the French Open junior title in 1982. He turned professional later that year.

His breakthrough year on the professional tour was 1986 when he made it to the fourth round of Roland Garros, his best grand slam at that point, and won his first top-level singles title in Toulouse, and was also part of the French team which won the World Team Cup. Forget also won six doubles titles in 1986, reaching his career-high doubles ranking of World Number 3 in August that year, finishing in the runner-up spot with partner Jakob Hlasek at the 1990 ATP Tour World Championships tournament.

In 1987 Forget and Yannick Noah finished runners-up in the men's doubles at the French Open. In 1990, Forget partnered Jakob Hlasek to win the ATP Tour World Championships doubles title.

1991 was the most successful year of Forget's career. He won six singles titles that year, the biggest coming at the ATP Masters Series events in Cincinnati and Paris. In both finals, he defeated Pete Sampras. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World Number 4 in March that year.

Forget was a member of the French team which won the 1991 Davis Cup. In the final, France faced the United States. Forget teamed up with Henri Leconte to win the doubles rubber, and then won the decisive singles rubber against Pete Sampras as France shocked the heavily favoured US team to win 3–1.

1996 was another notable year in Forget's career. Partnering Jakob Hlasek, he again finished runner-up in the men's doubles event at the French Open. He also won what proved to be his last career singles title in Marseille. For a second time, he was on a French team which won the Davis Cup. In the final, he teamed-up with Guillaume Raoux to win a critical doubles rubber, as France defeated Sweden 3–2.

Forget played for France's Davis Cup team for 12 years, compiling a 38–11 record.

Forget retired from the professional tour in 1997. During his career, he won a total of 11 top-level singles titles and 28 doubles titles. His career prize-money earnings totalled US$5,669,934.

Since retiring as a player, Forget has served as France's Davis Cup team captain. Also he has served as France's Fed Cup team since 1999, his best result was France's performance in 2003 (This squad included Mary Pierce, Amélie Mauresmo, Émilie Loit & Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro) when they defeated USA in the final. However, he resigned the year after (2004) to focus on his Davis Cup duties and the French team then lost to Russia's in final (when Marion Bartoli & Émilie Loit lost to Anastasia Myskina & Vera Zvonareva in last one deciding double match).

Grand Slam men's doubles finals[edit]

Wins (0)[edit]

Runners-up (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1987 French Open France Yannick Noah Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Robert Seguso
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 4–6, 2–6
1996 French Open (2) Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
2–6, 3–6

ATP World Championships Finals[edit]

Win (1)[edit]

Year Location Partnering Opponents Score
1990 Frankfurt Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4

Runner-up (1)[edit]

Year Location Partnering Opponents Score
1986 New York City France Yannick Noah Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 6–7(2–7), 3–6

Singles titles (11)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (1)
Grand Prix (8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8)
Grass (0)
Clay (1)
Carpet (2)
Num Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 13 October 1986 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Sweden Jan Gunnarsson 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
2. 6 March 1989 Nancy, France Hard (i) Netherlands Michiel Schapers 6–3, 7–6(5)
3. 17 September 1990 Bordeaux, France Clay Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 6–3
4. 14 January 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Germany Michael Stich 6–3, 6–4
5. 18 February 1991 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Soviet Union Andrei Cherkasov 6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(4)
6. 12 August 1991 Cincinnati, USA Hard United States Pete Sampras 2–6, 7–6(4), 6–4
7. 16 September 1991 Bordeaux, France Hard France Olivier Delaître 6–1, 6–3
8. 7 October 1991 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Israel Amos Mansdorf 6–2, 7–6(4)
9. 4 November 1991 Paris, France Carpet United States Pete Sampras 7–6(9), 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
10. 12 October 1992 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Petr Korda 6–3, 6–2
11. 19 February 1996 Marseille, France Hard (i) France Cédric Pioline 7–5, 6–4

Runners-up (8)[edit]

Num Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 13 November 1989 Wembley, England Carpet United States Michael Chang 2–6, 2–6, 1–6
2. 23 April 1990 Nice, France Clay Spain Juan Aguilera 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
3. 11 March 1991 Indian Wells, USA Hard United States Jim Courier 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(4)
4. 13 January 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Spain Emilio Sánchez 3–6, 4–6
5. 2 November 1992 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–7(2), 6–4, 6–7(5), 2–6
6. 9 November 1992 Paris, France Carpet Germany Boris Becker 6–7(3), 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
7. 11 July 1994 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 1–6
8. 19 June 1995 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Pete Sampras 6–7(3), 6–7(6)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open 3R A 4R 1R NH A 2R 1R 2R QF 2R QF A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 12 16–12
French Open 3R 1R 1R 1R 4R 1R 3R A 3R 4R 2R A A 2R 3R A 0 / 12 16–12
Wimbledon A 1R 3R 1R 1R 4R 1R A 4R QF QF A QF 2R 1R A 0 / 12 21–12
U.S. Open A 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R A 1R 2R 4R A 2R 1R 4R A 0 / 12 13–12
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 48 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 3–2 0–3 5–4 1–4 4–3 5–3 4–4 0–1 6–4 12–4 9–4 4–1 5–2 3–4 5–4 0–1 N/A 66–48
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
2R F 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 7 6–7
Miami 3R 4R A 4R A 2R 2R 1R 0 / 6 6–6
Monte Carlo 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 5–6
Rome QF A 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 3 3–3
Hamburg SF A A 1R A A 1R A 0 / 3 4–3
Montreal/Toronto A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati 3R W 2R A A 1R A A 1 / 4 7–3
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 3R 3R F A 2R 1R A A 0 / 5 7–5
Paris 3R W F A 3R 3R 1R A 1 / 6 14–5
Masters Series SR N/A 16–8 18–4 9–6 3–4 3–3 3–6 0–6 0–2 N/A 52–39
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 8 2 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 2 2 / 41 N/A
Year End Ranking 70 188 36 61 25 54 48 36 16 7 11 158 40 71 51 1121 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

Doubles titles (28)[edit]

Num Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1985 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
6–3, 6–4
2. 1985 Wembley, England Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd West Germany Boris Becker
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
3. 1986 La Quinta, USA Hard United States Peter Fleming France Yannick Noah
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–3
4. 1986 Metz, France Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak Paraguay Francisco González
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
5. 1986 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay France Yannick Noah Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
6. 1986 Rome, Italy Clay France Yannick Noah Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 6–2
7. 1986 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Kevin Curren Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–2, 7–6
8. 1986 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) France Yannick Noah Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 6–4
9. 1987 Lyon, France Carpet France Yannick Noah United States Kelly Jones
United States David Pate
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
10. 1987 Indian Wells, USA Hard France Yannick Noah West Germany Boris Becker
West Germany Eric Jelen
6–4, 7–6
11. 1987 Forest Hills, USA Clay France Yannick Noah United States Gary Donnelly
United States Peter Fleming
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
12. 1987 Rome, Italy Clay France Yannick Noah Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
13. 1987 London/Queen's Club, England Grass France Yannick Noah United States Rick Leach
United States Tim Pawsat
6–4, 6–4
14. 1988 Indian Wells, USA Hard West Germany Boris Becker Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–4, 6–4
15. 1988 Orlando, USA Hard France Yannick Noah United States Sherwood Stewart
Australia Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
16. 1988 Nice, France Clay France Henri Leconte Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Italy Diego Nargiso
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
17. 1990 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Denmark Michael Mortensen
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
6–3, 6–2
18. 1990 Indian Wells, USA Hard West Germany Boris Becker United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
19. 1990 Long Island, USA Hard Switzerland Jakob Hlasek West Germany Udo Riglewski
West Germany Michael Stich
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
20. 1990 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
7–6, 7–5
21. 1990 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–2
22. 1990 Doubles Championships, Sanctuary Cove Hard Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Sergio Casal
6–4, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
23. 1991 Bordeaux, France Hard France Arnaud Boetsch Germany Patrik Kühnen
Germany Alexander Mronz
6–2, 6–2
24. 1993 Indian Wells, USA Hard France Henri Leconte United States Luke Jensen
United States Scott Melville
6–4, 7–5
25. 1994 Halle, Germany Grass France Olivier Delaître France Henri Leconte
South Africa Gary Muller
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
26. 1994 Long Island, USA Hard France Olivier Delaître Australia Andrew Florent
United Kingdom Mark Petchey
6–4, 7–6
27. 1994 Bordeaux, France Hard France Olivier Delaître Italy Diego Nargiso
France Guillaume Raoux
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
28. 1995 Milan, Italy Carpet Germany Boris Becker Czech Republic Petr Korda
Czech Republic Karel Nováček
6–2, 6–4

Runners-up (17)[edit]

Num Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1984 Bordeaux, France Clay France Loïc Courteau Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
United States Blaine Willenborg
1–6, 4–6
2. 1985 Nice, France Clay France Loïc Courteau Italy Claudio Panatta
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
6–3, 3–6, 6–8
3. 1986 Memphis, USA Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
4. 1986 Itaparica, Brazil Hard France Loic Courteau United States Chip Hooper
United States Mike Leach
5–7, 3–6
5. 1986 Masters Doubles, London Carpet France Yannick Noah Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 6–7, 3–6
6. 1987 French Open, Paris Clay France Yannick Noah Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Robert Seguso
7–6, 7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 2–6
7. 1987 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay France Loic Courteau Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 2–6
8. 1988 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Iran Mansour Bahrami Netherlands Tom Nijssen
West Germany Ricki Osterthun
3–6, 4–6
9. 1991 Indian Wells, USA Hard France Henri Leconte United States Jim Courier
Spain Javier Sánchez
6–7, 6–3, 3–6
10. 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Jakob Hlasek South Africa Gary Muller
South Africa Danie Visser
6–7, 4–6
11. 1992 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Germany Boris Becker
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 2–6
12. 1992 Bordeaux, France Clay France Arnaud Boetsch Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
1–6, 4–6
13. 1992 Toulouse, France Hard (i) France Henri Leconte United States Brad Pearce
South Africa Byron Talbot
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
14. 1995 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet Australia Patrick Rafter Sweden Jonas Björkman
Argentina Javier Frana
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
15. 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 5–7
16. 1996 Hamburg, Germany Clay Switzerland Jakob Hlasek The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
2–6, 4–6
17. 1996 French Open, Paris Clay Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
2–6, 3–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R 2R NH A 3R 2R 2R 1R A A A A SF A A A A 0 / 7 8–6
French Open 1R A 3R 2R 3R F 1R A 1R 3R 2R A 2R 3R F A 1R 2R 2R 0 / 15 23–15
Wimbledon A A A A 3R QF QF A 3R A SF A A QF QF 1R A A A 0 / 8 20–8
U.S. Open A A 1R 2R QF 1R 3R A QF A A A 2R A SF A A A A 0 / 8 13–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 38 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 7–3 8–3 6–4 1–1 6–3 2–2 5–2 0–0 2–2 5–2 16–4 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 N/A 64–37
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
W F 2R W A QF 2R 1R A A A 2 / 7 18–5
Miami SF 2R A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 3 3–3
Monte Carlo QF A QF 1R 1R SF A A A A A 0 / 5 6–5
Rome 1R A 2R A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 3 1–3
Hamburg QF A A A A A F A A A A 0 / 2 4–2
Montreal/Toronto A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati SF 1R SF A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 4 6–4
Stuttgart (Stockholm) W A A A A 2R 2R A A A A 1 / 3 5–2
Paris QF 1R A A A 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 4 2–3
Masters Series SR N/A 2 / 8 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 3 / 32 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 18–6 4–4 7–4 5–1 0–1 7–4 4–7 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 45–28
Year End Ranking 717 166 217 23 8 6 15 152 4 84 29 114 96 32 14 565 1384 652 463 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Florence Arthaud
Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
French Sportperson of the Year
1991
(with Henri Leconte)
Succeeded by
Marie-José Pérec
Preceded by
Sweden Mikael Pernfors
ATP Comeback Player of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
United States Derrick Rostagno