Patrick Proisy

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Patrick Proisy
Country (sports)  France
Residence Paris, France
Born (1949-09-10) 10 September 1949 (age 66)
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 finals of the French Open in 1972[1][2] losing against 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. ^ Illustrated, Sports (November 2009). Sports Illustrated Almanac 2010. Time Home Entertainment. p. 370. ISBN 978-1-60320-826-0. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 

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