François Blanchy

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François Blanchy
Born(1886-12-12)12 December 1886
Bordeaux, France
Died2 October 1960(1960-10-02) (aged 73)
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

François Joseph Marie Antoine Blanchy, best known as François Blanchy (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa blɑ̃ʃi]; 12 December 1886 – 2 October 1960) was a tennis player competing for France. He competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics and the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1]

Runner-up to Maurice Germot in the singles final of the Amateur French Championships in 1910, Blanchy eventually won the title in 1923 over eight-time champion Max Decugis. He also won the doubles title at the tournament in 1923, partnering Jean Samazeuilh.[2] Blanchy later became a sports official, directing the Villa Primrose (Bordeaux tennis club), and the French Tennis Federation.


  1. ^ "Jean-François Blanchy". Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 2009-07-03.
  2. ^ "Event Guide / History / Past Winners 1891–2008". Archived from the original on 6 February 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2009.

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