Orlando Sirola

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Orlando Sirola
Country (sports)  Italy
Born (1928-04-30)30 April 1928
Fiume, Italy
Died 13 November 1995(1995-11-13) (aged 67)
Bologna, Italy
Turned pro 1952 (amateur tour)
Retired 1963
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1960)
Wimbledon 4R (1959, 1962)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1959)
Wimbledon F (1956)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1955)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1955, 1958, 1960Ch, 1961Ch)

Orlando Sirola (30 April 1928 – 13 November 1995) was a male tennis player from Italy.

Biography[edit]

Sirola was born in Fiume, today the Croatian city of Rijeka. He only began playing tennis at the age of 22. Despite his late start, he achieved some notable successes.

In 1958 he won the singles title at the Bavarian Tennis Championships in Munich after a five-set victory in the final against Luis Ayala.

Sirola's best result in a Grand Slam singles event was at Roland Garros in 1960, where he reached the semifinals. He also won the Roland Garros doubles title in 1959, partnering Nicola Pietrangeli. He was a member of the Italian teams which finished runners-up to Australia in the Davis Cup in 1960 and 1961.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1955 French Championships Clay Italy Nicola Pietrangeli United States Vic Seixas
United States Tony Trabert
1–6, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1956 Wimbledon Championships Grass Italy Nicola Pietrangeli Australia Lew Hoad
Australia Ken Rosewall
5–7, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1959 French Championships Clay Italy Nicola Pietrangeli Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Neale Fraser
6–3, 6–2, 14–12

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