Jean-Claude Molinari

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Jean-Claude Molinari (born 28 August 1931)[1][2] is a French former tennis player, originally amateur and later professional.

At Wimbledon, he reached the quarter-finals of the men's singles in 1959.[3]

In the Davis Cup in 1954, he defeated Ramanathan Krishnan of India in the quarter-finals of the men's singles, 4–6 4–6 2–6. In 1957, he and Paul Rémy reached the quarter-finals of the men's doubles, where they were defeated by Mike Davies and Bobby Wilson of Great Britain, 3–6 6–3 6–1 6–3. In 1958, with Pierre Darmon, he reached the semi-finals of the men's doubles, where they were again defeated by Davies and Wilson, 6–4 3–6 4–6 1–6. In 1959, he and Jean-Noel Grinda won the quarter-final of the men's doubles against Gheorghe and Marian Viziru of Romania, 6–1 6–1 6–4; in 1960, again with Grinda, he reached the semi-finals, where they were defeated by Jan-Erik Lundqvist and Ulf Schmidt of Sweden, 6–2 4–6 4–6 2–6.[2]

At the 1961 French Open, he was forced to withdraw with a torn Achilles tendon when leading Fred Stolle in the first round of the men's singles 6–4, 7–5, 5–2.[4]


  1. ^ "Jean-Claude MOLINARI". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Jean-Claude MOLINARI". Davis Cup. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mackay, Hard Guard U.S. Hopes For Net Titles". St. Petersburg Times. 29 June 1959. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Conner, Floyd (2002). Tennis's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Baseline Blunders, Clay Court Wonders, and Lucky Lobs. Washington, DC: Brassey's. ISBN 9781574883633.