11 September 1940 |
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (1967, Lance Tingay)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1971)|
|US Open||SF (1967)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||4R (1971)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||2R (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. 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.
- Chief Executive and Director, SmithKline Beecham, a company that develops and markets pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines, 1994 to May 2000.
- Director, American Express, Viacom, Maersk, and Dynavax Technologies Corporation.
- Member, Advisory Board of Daimler Chrysler and the Emory University Business School Dean's Advisory Council.
|Runner-up||1.||March 1967||Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard||Manuel Santana||6–2, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||8 February 1968||Philadelphia, United States||Carpet (i)||Manuel Santana||6–8, 3–6|
|Runner-up||3.||5 July 1971||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Ilie Năstase||7–6, 2–6, 1–6, 4–6|
- United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 428.
- "Wimbledon player archive – Jan Leschly". AELTC.
- Jan Leschly at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Jan Leschly at the International Tennis Federation
- Jan Leschly at the Davis Cup
- Kubulus Alumni – Jan Leschly at Københavns Universitet
- Tennis Archives
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