Gérard Solvès

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Gérard Solvès
Country (sports) France France
Born (1968-04-07) 7 April 1968 (age 49)
Paris, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1993
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $403,190
Career record 21–36
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 105 (25 April 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1996, 1998)
Wimbledon 1R (1994)
Career record 1–6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 340 (20 June 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1994, 1995)

Gérard Solvès (born 7 April 1968) is a French tennis player, coach and director of the Tennis Club de Paris.[1][2]


Solvès arrived on the scene in 1993, making the quarterfinals in Munich and Gstaad.[3] He defeated some good players in both tournaments, defeating world number 19 Henrik Holm at Munich and managing a win over Wally Masur in Gstaad.[3] In 1997 he made the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Open and was also a semi-finalist in Chennai that year.[3] Solvès did well at Chennai again in 1998, making it as far as the quarterfinals.[3]

He took part in the singles draw of seven Grand Slams.[3] In both the 1994 and 1995 French Opens, Solvès also played in the men's doubles and mixed doubles.[3] He partnered Fabrice Santoro in the 1994 French Open. His first win was at the French Open in 1996, when he defeated Marcos Ondruska in a 285-minute marathon, which ended at 9–7 in the fifth set.[3] He reached the second round again in the French Open two years later, beating American Richey Reneberg, once more in a five-set match, which saw 14 games played in the final set.[3]