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Henri COCHET

French Henri COCHET

born Henri Jean COCHET

French champion tennis player, one of the famous "Four Musketeers"

Source :  Bertrand MASSOUDEmmanuelle CART-TANNEUR

Born: on December 14, 1901 in Villeurbanne, France
Died: on April 01, 1987 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France


Biography

Born in Villeurbanne, Rhône, Cochet won eight Grand Slam singles titles in the French, American, and British championships, failing to win only in Australia. He was the World No. 1 player for three consecutive years, 1928 through 1930.

He is the only male player who failed to defend all 8 of his Grand Slam Singles titles.

Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter, and a great player himself, in his 1979 autobiography included Cochet in his list of the 21 greatest players of all time.

The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1976. Cochet died at age 85 in Paris.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

See Also :

- Category Tennis