François Blanchy

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François Blanchy
Born (1886-12-12)12 December 1886
Bordeaux, France
Died 2 October 1960(1960-10-02) (aged 73)
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

François Joseph Marie Antoine Blanchy, best known as François Blanchy (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa blɑ̃ʃi]; 12 December 1886 – 2 October 1960) was a tennis player competing for France. He competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics and the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1]

Runner-up to Maurice Germot in the singles final of the Amateur French Championships in 1910, Blanchy eventually won the title in 1923 over eight-time champion Max Decugis. He also won the doubles title at the tournament in 1923, partnering Jean Samazeuilh.[2] Blanchy later became a sports official, directing the Villa Primrose (Bordeaux tennis club), and the French Tennis Federation.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1910 French Championships Grass France Maurice Germot
Winner 1923 French Championships Clay France Max Decugis 1–6, 6–2, 6–0, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jean-François Blanchy". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Event Guide / History / Past Winners 1891–2008". rolandgarros.com. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 

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