Paul Torre

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Paul Torre
Country (sports) France France
Residence Paris
Born (1953-05-18) 18 May 1953 (age 64)
Toulouse, France
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Turned pro 1980
Singles
Career record 15–20
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 145 (4 January 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1981)
Doubles
Career record 1–7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 401 (16 September 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1981)

Paul-Antoine Torre (born 18 May 1953) is a former professional tennis player from France.[1]

Career[edit]

Torre made a surprise run to the third round of the 1981 French Open.[2] He started the tournament with a five set win over Australian Paul McNamee.[3] In the fifth set, McNamee served for the match, but Torre broke back and went on to win 7–5.[4] The Frenchman then beat Ángel Giménez to set up a third round meeting with top seed Björn Borg, which he lost in straight sets.[3] He also competed in the men's doubles, with Jérôme Potier.[3] They were unable to get past the pairing of José Luis Clerc and Ilie Năstase in the first round.[3]

His efforts in 1981 also included quarter-final appearances at Nice, the Sofia Open and the Stuttgart Indoor event.[3]

In 1982, Torre was a semi-finalist in Buenos Aires, managing wins over Angel Gimenez, Freddie Sauer and Peter Feigl.[3] He won the first set of his semi-final against Alejandro Ganzábal, but lost in three.[3] He played again in the French Open that season but was unable to progress past the first round, losing to Peter Elter.[3] It would be his final year on the Grand Prix tennis circuit.[3]

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