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Jean Borotra
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Jean Borotra, the "Bounding Basque", in 1931
Full name Jean Laurent Robert Borotra
Country 23x15px France
Born (1898-08-13)13 August 1898
Biarritz, France
Died 17 July 1994(1994-07-17) (aged 95)
Arbonne, France
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Turned pro 1920 (amateur tour)</td></tr>
Retired 1956</td></tr>
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)</td></tr>
Int. Tennis HoF 1976 (member page)</td></tr>
Singles
Career record {{#property:P564}}</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 2 (1926, A. Wallis Myers)[1]</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1928)</td></tr>
French Open W (1931)</td></tr>
Wimbledon W (1924, 1926)</td></tr>
US Open F (1926)</td></tr>
Other tournaments
WHCC SF (1922)</td></tr>
WCCC F (1922)</td></tr>
Olympic Games SF – 4th (1924)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record {{#property:P555}}</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 1 (1925)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1928)</td></tr>
French Open W (1925, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1936)</td></tr>
Wimbledon W (1925, 1932, 1933)</td></tr>
Other doubles tournaments</td></tr>
Olympic Games 20px Bronze Medal (1924)</td></tr>
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1928)</td></tr>
French Open W (1927, 1934)</td></tr>
Wimbledon W (1925)</td></tr>
US Open W (1926)</td></tr>
Team competitions
Davis Cup

W (1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932)</td></tr></table>

Olympic medal record
Men's Tennis
Bronze medal – third place 1924 Paris Doubles

Jean Robert Borotra (Template:IPA-fr, Basque pronunciation: [borotɾa]; 13 August 1898 – 17 July 1994) was a French tennis champion. He was one of the famous "Four Musketeers" from his country who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Career

Borotra was born in Domaine du Pouy, Biarritz, Aquitaine and married an English woman.

Known as "the Bounding Basque", he won four Grand Slam singles titles in the French, Australian, and All England championships. The 1924 French Championship does not count towards his grand slam total as the French was only open to French nationals, not internationals. He, only failing to win only in the American championships, as he was defeated in the final by his countryman René Lacoste 6–4, 6–0, 6–4, thus missing a career Grand Slam. His 1924 Wimbledon victory made him the first player from outside the English-speaking world to win the tournament. His first appearance was in the French Davis Cup team of 1921. He also made the final of the World Covered Court Championship in 1922, losing to Henri Cochet but won the doubles and mixed doubles. The other major he did well in was the World Hard Court Championships (played on clay) - he won the doubles with Henri Cochet there in 1922.

Borotra was ranked as high as World No. 2 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph in 1926.[1]

A member of François de la Rocque's Parti social français (PSF), he became 1st General Commissioner to Sports from August 1940 to April 1942 during Vichy France, leading the Révolution nationale‍ '​s efforts in sports policy.

Arrested by the Gestapo in November 1942, Borotra was deported to a concentration camp in Germany and then Itter Castle in North Tyrol until May 1945. He was freed from the castle after the Battle for Castle Itter, which he played a courageous role vaulting from the fortress and running to a nearby town to summon reinforcements.[2]

The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1976. In 1984, Borotra received a Distinguished Service award from the United States Sports Academy in recognition of his achievements.

On 17 July 1994, Jean Borotra, founder and president of honour of the CIFP (International Committee for Fair Play) died at the age of 95, after a short illness. He was buried at Arbonne.[3]

The International Fair Play Committee, which recognises achievements annually, awards a Jean Borotra World Fair Play Trophy.

Important championships

  • Australian Championships
    • Singles champion: 1928
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1928
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1928
  • French Championships
    • Singles champion: 1924,[a] 1931
    • Singles runner-up: 1925, 1929
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1925, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1936
    • Men's Doubles finalist: 1927
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1927, 1934
    • Mixed Doubles finalist: 1926
  • Wimbledon
    • Singles champion: 1924, 1926
    • Singles finalist: 1925, 1927, 1929
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1925, 1932, 1933
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1925
  • U.S. Championship
    • Singles finalist: 1926
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1926

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runners-up)

Result Year Tournament Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1924 Wimbledon 23x15px René Lacoste 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1925 French Championships 23x15px René Lacoste 5–7, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1925 Wimbledon 23x15px René Lacoste 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–8
Winner 1926 Wimbledon 23x15px Howard Kinsey 8–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1926 US National Championships 23x15px René Lacoste 4–6, 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1927 Wimbledon 23x15px Henri Cochet 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1928 Australian Championships 23x15px Jack Cummings 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 1929 French Championships 23x15px René Lacoste 3–6, 6–2, 0–6, 6–2, 6–8
Runner-up 1929 Wimbledon 23x15px Henri Cochet 4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1931 French Championships 23x15px Christian Boussus 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4

Doubles

Titles

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score
1925 French Championships 23x15px René Lacoste 23x15px Henri Cochet
23x15px Jacques Brugnon
7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
1925 Wimbledon 23x15px René Lacoste 23x15px John Hennesey
23x15px Raymond Casey
6–4, 11–9, 4–6, 1–6, 6–3
1928 Australian Championships 23x15px Jacques Brugnon 23x15px Gar Moon
23x15px Jim Willard
6–2, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1928 French Championships 23x15px Jacques Brugnon 23x15px Henri Cochet
23x15px Ren De Buzelet
6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
1929 French Championships 23x15px René Lacoste 23x15px Henri Cochet
23x15px Jacques Brugnon
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 8–6
1932 Wimbledon 23x15px Jacques Brugnon 23x15px Pat Hughes
23x15px Fred Perry
6–0, 4–6, 3–6, 7–5, 7–5
1933 Wimbledon 23x15px Jacques Brugnon Template:Country data JPN Ryosuki Nunoi
Template:Country data JPN Jiro Satoh
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
1934 French Championships 23x15px Jacques Brugnon 23x15px Jack Crawford
23x15px Vivian McGrath
11–9, 6–3, 2–6, 4–6, 9–7
1936 French Championships 23x15px Marcel Bernard 23x15px Pat Hughes
23x15px Charles Tuckey
6–2, 3–6, 9–7, 6–1

Finals

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score
1927 French Championships 23x15px René Lacoste 23x15px Henri Cochet
23x15px Jacques Brugnon
6–2, 2–6, 0–6, 6–1, 4–6
1934 Wimbledon 23x15px Jacques Brugnon 23x15px George Lott
23x15px Lester Stoefen
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
1939 French Championships 23x15px Jacques Brugnon 23x15px Don McNeill
23x15px Charles Harris
6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 6–2, 8–10

Mixed doubles

Titles

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score
1925 Wimbledon 23x15px Suzanne Lenglen 23x15px Elizabeth Ryan
23x15px Uberto de Morpurgo
6–3, 6–3
1926 US National Championships 23x15px Elizabeth Ryan 23x15px Hazel Hotchkiss
23x15px René Lacoste
6–4, 7–5
1927 French Championships 23x15px Marguerite Broquedis 23x15px Lilí Álvarez
23x15px Bill Tilden
6–4, 2–6, 6–2
1928 Australian Championships 23x15px Daphne Akhurst 23x15px Esna Boyd
23x15px Jack Hawkes
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1934 French Championships 23x15px Colette Rosambert 23x15px Elizabeth Ryan
23x15px Adrian Quist
6–2, 6–4

Notes

  1. ^ the French Championships was a non-international event in 1924 and didn't become a major until 1925 when the tournament opened up its doors to players who weren't members of French tennis clubs.

References

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 424.
  2. ^ Mayer, John G. (26 May 1945). "12th Men Free French Big-Wigs". Hellcat News (12th Armored Division). 
  3. ^ Christopher Clarey (18 July 1994). "Jean Borotra Is Dead at 95; One of Tennis's '4 Musketeers'". The New York Times. 

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