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Orlando Sirola

Orlando Sirola
Country 23x15px Italy
Born (1928-04-30)30 April 1928
Fiume, Italy
Died 13 November 1995(1995-11-13) (aged 67)
Bologna, Italy
Turned pro 1952 (amateur tour)</td></tr>
Retired 1963</td></tr>
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)</td></tr>
Career record {{#property:P564}}</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1960)</td></tr>
Wimbledon 4R (1959, 1962)</td></tr>
Career record {{#property:P555}}</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1959)</td></tr>
Wimbledon F (1956)</td></tr>
Team competitions
Davis Cup

F (1955, 1958, 1960Ch, 1961Ch)</td></tr></table>

Orlando Sirola (30 April 1928 – 13 November 1995) was a male tennis player from Italy.


Sirola was born in Fiume, today the Croatian city of Rijeka. He only began playing tennis at the age of 22. Despite his late start, he achieved some notable successes.

Sirola's best result in a Grand Slam singles event was at Roland Garros in 1960, where he reached the semifinals. He also won the Roland Garros doubles title in 1959, partnering Nicola Pietrangeli. He was a member of the Italian teams which finished runners-up to Australia in the Davis Cup in 1960 and 1961.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1955 French Championships 23x15px Nicola Pietrangeli 23x15px Vic Seixas
23x15px Tony Trabert
1–6, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1956 Wimbledon Championships 23x15px Nicola Pietrangeli 23x15px Lew Hoad
23x15px Ken Rosewall
5–7, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1959 French Championships 23x15px Nicola Pietrangeli 23x15px Roy Emerson
23x15px Neale Fraser
6–3, 6–2, 14–12

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