30 April 1928|
13 November 1995 (aged 67)|
|Turned pro||1952 (amateur tour)</td></tr>|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)</td></tr>|
|Grand Slam Singles results</tr>|
|French Open||SF (1960)</td></tr>|
|Wimbledon||4R (1959, 1962)</td></tr>|
|Grand Slam Doubles results</tr>|
|French Open||W (1959)</td></tr>|
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)
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