Pierre Barthès

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Pierre Barthès
Country (sports)  France
Residence Vaucresson, France
Born (1941-09-13) 13 September 1941 (age 75)
Béziers, France
Turned pro 1966 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired 1976
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Career record 138–116 (Open era)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 9 (1971, World's Top 10)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1965)
French Open QF (1965)
Wimbledon 4R (1964, 1972)
US Open 4R (1965)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1971)
Professional majors
US Pro 1R (1966, 1967)
Wembley Pro QF (1966)
French Pro 1R (1966, 1967)
Career record 99–82 (Open era)
Career titles 5 (Open era)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1965)
French Open 4R (1969, 1971)
Wimbledon 3R (1970, 1972)
US Open W (1970)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1965)

Pierre Barthès (born 13 September 1941) is a French retired professional tour tennis player.


Born in Béziers, Barthès was one of the Handsome Eight, a group of players signed by Lamar Hunt in 1968 for the newly formed professional World Championship Tennis (WCT) group.[2] He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking in 1974 of World No. 54, though this is not a true indication, as he was one of the Top 20 players in 1971 before the creation of the ATP ranking system, making the year-end Masters the same year. He was also a US Open doubles champion in 1970, partnering Nikola Pilić.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1970 US Open Grass Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Niki Pilić Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6


  1. ^ http://www.liertk.no/Katsipis.docx
  2. ^ Wind, Herbert Warren (1979). Game, Set, and Match : The Tennis Boom of the 1960s and 70s (1. ed.). New York: Dutton. pp. 65–70. ISBN 0525111409. 

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