Jacques Brugnon

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Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon 1920.jpg
Country  France
Born (1895-05-11)11 May 1895
Paris, France
Died 20 March 1978(1978-03-20) (aged 82)
Paris, France
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 9 (1927, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1928, 1929)
Wimbledon SF (1926)
US Open QF (1926, 1927, 1928)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1928)
French Open W (1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934)
Wimbledon W (1926, 1928, 1932, 1933)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Silver medal.svg Silver Medal (1924)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1925, 1926)
Wimbledon SF (1932)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932)
Olympic medal record
Men's Tennis
Silver 1924 Paris Doubles
Jacques Brugnon at Wimbledon

Jacques "Toto" Brugnon (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑːk bʁyɲɔ̃]; 11 May 1895 – 20 March 1978) was a French tennis player, one of the famous "Four Musketeers" from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

He was born in Paris and died in Paris.

He was primarily a doubles specialist who won 10 Grand Slam doubles titles in the French, American, Australian and British championships. Additionally he won two mixed doubles titles at Roland Garros partnering Suzanne Lenglen. He was also a fine singles player but never won a Major title. He played in 20 Wimbledon Championships between 1920 and 1948 and achieved his best singles result in 1926 when he reached the semifinals, losing in a close five set match to Howard Kinsey.[2]

Between 1921 and 1934 he played 31 ties for the French Davis Cup team, mainly as a doubles player, and compiled a record of 26 wins versus 11 losses. He was part of the famous Four Musketeers team that conquered the Cup in 1927 against the USA and of four of the five teams that defended it successfully until 1932.[3]

Brugnon was ranked World No. 9 for 1927 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph.[1]

The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1976.

Grand Slam record[edit]

Australian Championships

  • Doubles champion: 1928

French Championships

  • Doubles champion: 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934
  • Doubles finalist: 1925, 1926, 1929
  • Mixed Doubles champion: 1925, 1926

Wimbledon

  • Doubles champion: 1926, 1928, 1932, 1933
  • Doubles finalist: 1927, 1931, 1934

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles (10)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Result
1926 Wimbledon France Henri Cochet United States Howard Kinsey
United States Vincent Richards
7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1927 French Championships France Henri Cochet France Jean Borotra
France René Lacoste
2–6, 6–2, 6–0, 1–6, 6–4
1928 Australian Championships France Jean Borotra Australia Edgar Moon
Australia Jim Willard
6–2, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1928 French Championships France Jean Borotra France Henri Cochet
France René de Buzelet
6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
1928 Wimbledon France Henri Cochet Australia John Hawkes
Australia Gerald Patterson
13–11, 6–4, 6–4
1930 French Championships France Henri Cochet Australia Harry Hopman
Australia Jim Willard
6–3, 9–7, 6–3
1932 French Championships France Henri Cochet France Marcel Bernard
France Christian Boussus
6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
1932 Wimbledon France Jean Borotra United Kingdom Pat Hughes
United Kingdom Fred Perry
6–0, 4–6, 3–6, 7–5, 7–5
1933 Wimbledon France Jean Borotra Japan Ryosuki Nunoi
Japan Jiro Satoh
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
1934 French Championships France Jean Borotra Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Vivien McGrath
11–9, 6–3, 2–6, 4–6, 9–7

Runner-ups (7)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Result
1925 French Championships France Henri Cochet France Jean Borotra
France René Lacoste
5–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
1926 French Championships France Henri Cochet United States Vincent Richards
United States Howard Kinsey
4–6, 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
1927 Wimbledon France Henri Cochet United States Frank Hunter
United States Bill Tilden
6–1, 6–4, 6–8, 3–6, 4–6
1929 French Championships France Henri Cochet France René Lacoste
France Jean Borotra
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–8
1931 Wimbledon France Henri Cochet United States George Lott
United States John van Ryn
2–6, 8–10, 11–9, 6–3, 3–6
1934 Wimbledon France Jean Borotra United States George Lott
United States Lester Stoefen
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
1939 French Championships France Jean Borotra United States Charles Harris
United States Don McNeill
6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 6–2, 8–10

Mixed doubles[edit]

Titles (2)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Result
1925 French Championships France Suzanne Lenglen France Didi Vlasto
France Henri Cochet
6–2, 6–2
1926 French Championships France Suzanne Lenglen France Suzanne LeBesnerais
France Jean Borotra
6–4, 6–3


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 424.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon player archive - Jacques Brugnon". AELTC. 
  3. ^ "ITF player profile". ITF. 

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