Raymundo Deyro

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Raymundo Deyro
Country (sports) Philippines Philippines
Born (1928-03-14) 14 March 1928 (age 89)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1953)
Wimbledon 3R (1948, 1953)
US Open 3R (1946, 1955)

Raymundo Deyro (born 14 March 1928) is a former tennis player from the Philippines.[1]


Asian Games[edit]

Deyro won two gold medals at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, in the singles and men's doubles. He defeated his doubles partner Felicisimo Ampon in the singles final.[2] The Asian Games titles were the biggest wins of Deyro's career, along with an Oslo tournament that he won in 1953, also against Ampon.[3]

Davis Cup[edit]

Deyro began playing Davis Cup tennis in 1950 and went on to appear in a record 37 ties for the Filipino team, a national record.[4] His 36 wins for the Philippines, 27 of which came in singles rubbers, is second only to Felicisimo Ampon.[4] In 1955, Reymundo and Ampon won a doubles match against Kosei Kamo and Atsushi Miyagi, a Japanese pairing that would win the U.S. National Championships later in the year.[4] He was a member of Eastern Zone winning sides in 1957, 1958, 1960 and 1964.[4] When he made his last appearance, in 1971 against Japan, he was 43 years of age.[4]

Grand Slams[edit]

Deyro made nine Grand Slam singles appearances during his career.[5] In the 1946 U.S. National Championships, Deyro came close to upsetting fourth seed Alejandro Russell in the third round, but lost in five sets.[5] He also made the third round at the 1948 Wimbledon Championships.[5] In 1950, Deyro was eliminated in the first round of Wimbledon and the second round of the French Championships.[5] At Wimbledon in 1951 he played against world number one Frank Sedgman in opening round and lost in straight sets.[5] His best performance came at the 1953 French Championships, where he made it to the fourth round, before being eliminated by second seed Gardnar Mulloy.[5] Deyro had been seeded 15th and it would be the only time he entered a Grand Slam tournament as a seeded player.[5] In the 1953 Wimbledon Championships he had wins over Henry Billington and Tony Pickard, then lost to Australian Jack Arkinstall in a third round match that went to five sets.[5] He again reached the final 32 at the U.S. National Championships in 1955.[5] After a nine-year absence, Deyro made a comeback in 1964, and competed in the 1964 U.S. National Championships.[5] He defeated Chauncey Steele III in the first round and was then beaten by Jose Luis Arilla.[5]