Jérôme Golmard

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Jérôme Golmard
Jérôme Golmard.jpg
Golmard in 2012
Country (sports)  France
Residence Boca Raton, Florida
Born (1973-09-09)9 September 1973
Dijon, France
Died 31 July 2017(2017-07-31) (aged 43)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2006
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,215,784
Singles
Career record 144–143 (ATP Tour, Grand Slams and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 22 (26 April 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1998, 2002)
French Open 2R (1997)
Wimbledon 3R (1998, 2000)
US Open 3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 19–32 (ATP Tour, Grand Slams and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 143 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003)
US Open 1R (1998)

Jérôme Golmard (9 September 1973 – 31 July 2017)[1] was a French tennis player.

The left-hander reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in April 1999, winning 2 singles titles and reaching the semifinals of Monte Carlo in 1999. Golmard finished his career with over $2.2 million in prize money. Among the many notable players he beat on the ATP Tour are former World No. 1s Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marcelo Ríos and Carlos Moyá, as well as Grand Slam champions Richard Krajicek, Goran Ivanišević, Albert Costa, Gastón Gaudio, Thomas Johansson and Michael Chang.

He announced in 2014 that he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, which causes muscle paralysis.

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 finals (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1. 15 February 1999 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai Hard Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 10 January 2000 Chennai Open, Chennai Hard Germany Markus Hantschk 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 22 July 2001 Croatia Open, Umag Clay Spain Carlos Moyá 4–6, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 2. 14 January 2002 Auckland Open, Auckland Hard United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 7–6(7–0), 4–6, 5–7

Doubles: 1 final (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 17 July 2000 Swiss Open, Gstaad Clay Germany Michael Kohlmann Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 3–6, 4–6

After tennis[edit]

Golmard was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2014 and died on 31 July 2017, at the age of 43.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carnet Noir - Jérôme Golmard est décédé à l\'âge de 43 ans". www.tennisactu.net.
  2. ^ "Former No. 22, two-time ATP title winner Jerome Golmard dies at 43". Tennis Magazine. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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