Jan Leschly

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Jan Leschly
Country (sports) Denmark
Born (1940-09-11) 11 September 1940 (age 78)
Jutland, Denmark
PlaysLeft-handed
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 10 (1967, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1971)
Wimbledon4R (1966)
US OpenSF (1967)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open4R (1971)
WimbledonQF (1966)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1959, 1960, 1967)

Jan Leschly (born 11 September 1940) is a Danish businessman and former professional tennis player.

Leschly has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Care Capital LLC, a private equity firm, since May 2000. He was a tour tennis professional in the 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1959 and 1971 he participated in nine Wimbledon Championships and achieved his best result in 1966 when he reached the fourth round of the singles event and, partnering with his countryman Jørgen Ulrich (uncle of Lars Ulrich whose father is Torben Ulrich), the quarterfinals of the doubles event.[2] Jan Leschly was in the semifinal of the US Championship at Forest Hills in 1967, where he lost to Clark Graebner in five sets. He was ranked World No. 10 for 1967 in Lance Tingay amateur rankings for The Daily Telegraph.[1]

Other positions:

Career finals[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. March 1967 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Spain Manuel Santana 6–2, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 8 February 1968 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i) Spain Manuel Santana 6–8, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 5 July 1971 Båstad, Sweden Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 7–6, 2–6, 1–6, 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 428.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – Jan Leschly". AELTC.

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