László Markovits

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The native form of this personal name is Markovits László. This article uses the Western name order.
László Markovits de Spizza et Kisterpest
Country (sports)  Hungary
Born (1970-04-04) 4 April 1970 (age 46)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$67,898
Singles
Career record 12–16
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 604 (19 October 1987)
Doubles
Career record 107–93
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1996)
Wimbledon 1R (1996)

Count László Markovits de Spizza et Kisterpest (born 4 April 1970) is a former tennis player from Hungary, son of water polo player and national team captain Kálmán Markovits and World champion handballer Márta Balogh.[1] He was the winner of Hungarian National Tennis Championships in singles in 1986 (the youngest winner in seniors category in Hungarian tennis history with his age of 16) and has won it two times.[2] He represented his native country as a lucky loser at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Barcelona in singles and partnered with Sándor Noszály for the doubles, but both ended in the first round, losing in four sets and being forced to retire respectively. He reached the second round in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics teamed up with Gábor Köves. In the 1991 Davis Cup Euro/African Group I 1st Round Play-offs he defended Hungary to be relegated to Group II by winning the second and third match (singles and doubles) against Morocco resulting in the irreversible 3–0 lead (5–0 in total). He was a member as a reserve of the 1993 team, whose victory over Argentina resulted in advancing to the World Group and an active member of the 1995 team who shocked Australia by knocking them out in the World Group play-offs. He was a recurring member of the team over a decade (1987–97) clinching a 9–8 win-loss record in doubles but being less successful in singles (1–7 in overall). He has later become the chairman of Vasas SC.

Career finals[edit]

Doubles (4 titles – 5 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 May 1994 Budapest I Clay Hungary Gábor Köves Portugal João Cunha e Silva
Portugal Nuno Marques
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 26 June 1994 Braunschweig Clay Hungary Gábor Köves Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Spain Javier Sánchez
4–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 11 June 1995 Medellin Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black India Leander Paes
Venezuela Maurice Ruah
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 27 August 1995 Umag Clay Sweden David Ekerot Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
4–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 5 November 1995 Aachen Carpet Sweden David Ekerot West Germany Alexander Mronz
Germany Lars Rehmann
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 6. 25 August 1996 Graz Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Italy Filippo Messori
Italy Cristian Brandi
6–4, 6–1
Winner 7. 15 September 1996 Budapest II Clay Hungary Attila Sávolt Finland Tuomas Ketola
Slovenia Borut Urh
Walkover
Runner-up 8. 17 September 1996 Budapest II Clay Hungary Gábor Köves Portugal Emanuel Couto
Portugal João Cunha e Silva
6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 3 August 1997 Poznań Clay Spain Jordi Burillo Czech Republic David Rikl
Czech Republic Tomáš Anzari
3–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murányi, András (November 22, 2006). "Mexikó, Mexikó!". Hócipő (in Hungarian). Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Árvay, Sándor (2009-01-05). "Bajnokaink" [Our champions] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Tenisz Szövetség [Hungarian Tennis Association]. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 

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