Robert Haillet

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Robert Haillet
Robert Haillet 1961.jpg
Country (sports) France
Born(1931-09-26)26 September 1931
Pau, France
Died26 September 2011(2011-09-26) (aged 80)
Nice, France
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenSF (1960)
Wimbledon4R (1957)
US Open2R (1958)
Professional majors
Wembley Pro1R (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
French ProQF (1963, 1966)
Team competitions
Davis CupFEu (1954)

Robert Haillet (26 September 1931 – 26 September 2011) was a French international tennis player.[1] He competed in the Davis Cup a number of times, from 1952 to 1960.[2]

The iconic tennis shoe adidas Stan Smith was initially named "adidas Robert Haillet" when introduced in 1965, but was changed in 1971 after Haillet's retirement from tennis.[3]

Haillet staged a remarkable comeback in his fourth round match against Budge Patty at the 1958 French Championships. Patty was leading 5–0, 40–0 in the fifth set but could not convert his match points and Haillet won seven consecutive games to win the final set 7–5.[4][5] Haillet reached the semi finals of the French championships in 1960 (beating Neale Fraser before losing to Nicola Pietrangeli).].[6]

Haillet turned professional in mid 1960 when he joined the pro tour of Jack Kramer.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Haillet n'est plus". SudOuest.fr. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ Robert Haillet at daviscup.com
  3. ^ Tennis Club de Prades le Lez
  4. ^ Christopher Clarey (5 June 1995). "Novotna Collapses Again, Blows 9 (9) Match Points". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Davies, Mike (1963). Lawn Tennis. New York: Arc Books. pp. 14, 15. OCLC 1260284.
  6. ^ "French Open 1960". www.tennis.co.nf.
  7. ^ McCauley, Joe (2000). The History of Professional Tennis. Windsor: The Short Run Book Company Limited. p. 101.

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