Patrick Proisy

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Patrick Proisy
Country (sports)  France
Residence Paris, France
Born (1949-09-10) 10 September 1949 (age 68)
Evreux, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1968
Retired 1981
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 200–176 (Open era)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 16 (23 October 1972)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1973)
French Open F (1972)
Wimbledon 2R (1971, 1972, 1974)
US Open 2R (1972, 1977)
Doubles
Career record 72–120 (Open era)

Patrick Proisy (born 10 September 1949) is a French former professional tennis player best remembered for reaching the final of the French Open in 1972[1][2] (where he beat top seed and defending champion Jan Kodes in the quarter finals and fourth seed Manuel Orantes in the semi finals before losing the final against sixth seeded Spaniard Andrés Gimeno in four sets).[3] He added to that one more final (in Florence, 1976) and singles titles in Hilversum, 1977 and Perth, 1972. Proisy reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 16 in October 1972.

Grand Slam singles finals[edit]

Runners-up (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in final
1972 French Open Spain Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 1–6

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (2–3)[edit]

Legend (Titles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 4 June 1972 Paris, France Clay Spain Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 9 December 1972 Perth, Australia Grass France Wanaro N'Godrella 7–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 18 July 1977 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Argentina Lito Álvarez 6–2, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 18 May 1975 Bournemouth, England Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 9 May 1976 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Paolo Bertolucci 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 8–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Djata, Sundiata A. (March 2008). Blacks at the net: Black achievement in the history of tennis. Syracuse University Press. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-0-8156-0898-1. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Collins, Bud; Hollander, Zander (1994). Bud Collins' modern encyclopedia of tennis. Gale Research. p. 424. ISBN 978-0-8103-8988-5. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "French Open 1972". www.tennis.co.nf. 

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