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Henri Leconte is a former French professional tennis
Tennis
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

 player. He reached the men's singles final at the French Open in 1988, won the French Open men's doubles title in 1984, and helped France win the Davis Cup
Davis Cup
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation and is contested between teams of players from competing countries in a knock-out format. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Britain and the United States. By...

 in 1991.

Biography and career


Leconte first came to the tennis world's attention as an outstanding junior player who won the French Open junior title in 1981. He turned professional that year and won his first career doubles title at Bologna
Bologna
Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, in the Po Valley of Northern Italy. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, more specifically, between the Reno River and the Savena River. Bologna is a lively and cosmopolitan Italian college city, with spectacular history,...

, and his first top-level singles title the following year, 1982, in Stockholm
Stockholm
Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden and constitutes the most populated urban area in Scandinavia. Stockholm is the most populous city in Sweden, with a population of 851,155 in the municipality , 1.37 million in the urban area , and around 2.1 million in the metropolitan area...

. Leconte played in the Davis Cup final for the first time in 1982, when France was defeated 4–1 by the United States.

Leconte teamed up with Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah is a former professional tennis player from France. He is best remembered for being the last French man to win the French Open in 1983, and as a highly-successful captain of France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams...

 to win the men's doubles title at the French Open in 1984. In 1985, Leconte and Noah reached a second Grand Slam
Grand Slam (tennis)
The four Major tennis tournaments, also called the Slams, are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of world tour ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, strength and size of player field, and public attention. They are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and...

 doubles final at the US Open
U.S. Open (tennis)
The US Open, formally the United States Open Tennis Championships, is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, which for men's singles was first contested in 1881...

, where they finished runners-up. Leconte reached his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 6 in 1985.

1986 saw Leconte reach two Grand Slam singles semi-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon, and attain his career-high singles ranking of World No. 5. Leconte also played on the French team which won the World Team Cup
World Team Cup
The World Team Cup is the international team championship of the Association of Tennis Professionals . The tournament has been contested annually since 1978 and is generally considered to be second most prestigious men's team competition in tennis after the Davis Cup.Every year, the eight nations...

 in the same year.

In 1988, Leconte reached the men's singles final at the French Open. In the final, despite strong support from the French crowd, Leconte could not overcome two-time former champion Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. From 1982 through 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles , and one Grand Slam men's doubles title...

 who defeated him in straight sets 7–5, 6–2, 6–1.

In 1991, Leconte was involved in the Davis Cup final for a second time where France again faced the US. And this time Leconte defeated Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former world no. 1. During his 15-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles and became recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time....

 in straight sets in a critical singles rubber and also teamed-up with Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

 to win the doubles rubber as France upset the heavily-favoured US team to win 3–1.

In total, Leconte played for France's Davis Cup team for a total of 13 consecutive years, compiling a 41–25 record. He compiled a doubles record of 17–5 and was undefeated with Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

 (11 wins), having won his last 14 doubles (from March 1985 to July 1993).

Leconte won his final top-level singles title in 1993 in Halle
Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia
Halle is a town in the German Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia and belongs to the district of Gütersloh....

. His final doubles title was also won that year at Indian Wells
Indian Wells Masters
The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Indian Wells, California....

.

Leconte (Better known in some circles as Ryo), who currently sports a full beard, retired from the professional tour in 1996, having won a total of nine career singles titles and ten doubles titles. Playing on the ATP Champions Tour for over-35's, he formed a doubles partnership with the Iranian player Mansour Bahrami
Mansour Bahrami
Mansour Bahrami is a professional tennis player. He has held dual French and Iranian nationality since 1989.-Early life:...

.

He is now the manager of an event company (HL Event) based in Belgium, and is due to open a tennis academy in Fès
FES
FES or Fes may refer to:* Fes or Fez, a city in Morocco* FES , a human gene that encodes the feline sarcoma oncogene enzyme* FES , a fictional singer from Chaos;Head anime series and alias of Yui Sakakibara for her songs from Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate anime series* Flywheel energy storage, an...

, Morocco
Morocco
Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

, in 2006.

In 2010, Leconte appeared on Australian television as a commentator for the 2010 Australian Open
2010 Australian Open
The 2010 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, from 18 to 31 January. It was the 98th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year....

. There, he obtained a cult following as a result of a zany exhibition doubles performance, and his passionate and often parochial commentary – especially for compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, whose winning shots he routinely described as "unbelievable!"

Trivia


He participated in 2005 in La Ferme Célébrités
La Ferme Célébrités
La Ferme Célébrités is the French version of the international TV show The Farm, produced in France by Endemol and broadcast on TF1. A certain number of B-List celebrities appearing on it. The show was running in 2004 and 2005, then in 2010. It was hosted by Christophe Dechavanne and Patrice...

season 2, a game of reality TV. In 2007, his son Maxime also participated in a game of reality TV, Secret Story
Secret Story 2007 (France)
Secret Story 2007 was the third edition of the French version of the reality show Big Brother carrying on from the previous similar show, Loft Story. It aired on TF1 and was presented by the same presenter of Loft Story, Benjamin Castaldi...

, the French version of Big Brother
Big Brother (TV series)
Big Brother is a television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, and there are usually fewer than 15 participants. The housemates try to win a cash...

.

Singles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1988
1988 French Open - Men's Singles
Mats Wilander defeated Henri Leconte 7-5 6-2 6-1 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1988 French Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Finals:-Section 1:-Section 2:-Section 3:...

 
French Open  Clay   Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. From 1982 through 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles , and one Grand Slam men's doubles title...

 
7–5, 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 2 (1–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1984 French Open Clay   Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah is a former professional tennis player from France. He is best remembered for being the last French man to win the French Open in 1983, and as a highly-successful captain of France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams...

  Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil is a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia....


  Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd is a former tennis player from Czechoslovakia, who won nine singles titles during his career. In doubles, he won fifty-four titles and was the world's highest-ranking doubles player from December 17, 1984, to August 11, 1985. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on...

6–4, 2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1985 Us Open
U.S. Open (tennis)
The US Open, formally the United States Open Tennis Championships, is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, which for men's singles was first contested in 1881...

Hard   Yannick Noah   Ken Flach
Ken Flach
Kenneth Eliot "Ken" Flach is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles , and 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles...


  Robert Seguso
Robert Seguso
Robert Arthur Seguso is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles . He also won the men's doubles Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, partnering Ken Flach. Seguso reached the World No...

6–7(5), 7–6(1), 7–6(6), 6–0

Doubles: 2 (1–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1991 Indian Wells
Indian Wells Masters
The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Indian Wells, California....

Hard   Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

  Jim Courier
Jim Courier
James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr. is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open...

 
  Javier Sánchez
Javier Sánchez
Javier Sánchez Vicario is a former professional tennis player from Spain.Sánchez won the US Open junior title in 1986, and then turned professional. He won his first professional doubles titles in 1987. His first top-level singles title came in 1988 at Buenos Aires. During his career he won a...

7–6(1), 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1993 Indian Wells Hard   Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

  Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen is a former professional male tennis player from the United States. He attended University of Southern California from 1986–87 and earned singles All-American honors both years . He is now the head coach of the women's tennis team at Syracuse University...

 
  Scott Melville
Scott Melville
Scott Melville , is a former professional tennis player from the United States.Melville enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 9 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 7 times. Partnering Rick Leach in doubles, Melville finished runner-up...

6–4, 7–5

Wins (9)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1982 Stockholm
Stockholm Open
The If Stockholm Open is a tennis event on the ATP Tour held in Stockholm, Sweden in the end of October or beginning of November each year. The organizer of the tournament is The Royal Lawn Tennis Club of Stockholm....

, Sweden
Hard (i)   Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. From 1982 through 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles , and one Grand Slam men's doubles title...

7–6(4), 6–3
2. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Gene Mayer
Gene Mayer
Gene Mayer is a former tennis player from the United States who won fourteen singles titles during his career.Mayer was born in Flushing, Queens, New York. He grew up in Wayne, New Jersey, and played tennis at Wayne Valley High School, where he went unbeaten in his two years on the tennis team...

7–6(9), 6–0, 1–6, 6–1
3. 1985 Nice
ATP Nice
The ATP Nice Open is an ATP World Tour 250 series and, formerly, Grand Prix tennis circuit affiliated men's tennis tournament...

, France
Clay   Víctor Pecci
Víctor Pecci
Víctor Pecci is a former professional Paraguayan tennis player. Pecci was born in Asunción.Pecci was ranked as high as World No. 9 in singles in 1980 and World No. 31 in doubles in 1984. Pecci is famous for reaching the 1979 French Open final...

6–4, 6–4
4. 1985 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Kelly Evernden
Kelly Evernden
Kelly Graeme Evernden is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand.Evernden turned professional in 1985 and won his first tour doubles title in 1986 at Cologne. His first top-level singles title came in 1987 at Bristol...

6–7(6), 6–2, 6–3
5. 1986 Geneva
ATP Geneva
The Geneva Open is a defunct Grand Prix and ATP Tour affiliated tennis tournament that was held annually from 1980 to 1991 in Geneva, Switzerland on clay courts.-Singles:- Doubles :-External links:*...

, Switzerland
Clay   Thierry Tulasne
Thierry Tulasne
Thierry Tulasne is a former tennis player from France, who won five singles titles during his professional career. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on August 4, 1986, when he became number 10 in the world. After his retirement, he has coached players such as Sébastien Grosjean and...

7–5, 6–3
6. 1986 Hamburg
Hamburg Masters
The German Open Hamburg, established in 1892, is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Hamburg, Germany and part of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour. Originally a Grand Prix Tennis Tour event between 1978 and 1989 it was part of the Grand Prix Championship...

, Germany
Clay   Miloslav Mečíř
Miloslav Mecír
Miloslav Mečíř is a former professional tennis player from Slovakia. He won the men's singles gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games where he represented Czechoslovakia and played in two Grand Slam singles finals...

6–2, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
7. 1988 Nice
ATP Nice
The ATP Nice Open is an ATP World Tour 250 series and, formerly, Grand Prix tennis circuit affiliated men's tennis tournament...

, France
Clay   Jérôme Potier
Jérôme Potier
Jérôme Potier is a former French tennis player. He is currently Thierry Ascione and Josselin Ouanna's coach.-Runners-up :-Runners-up :-External links:...

6–2, 6–2
8. 1988 Brussels
Donnay Indoor Championships
The Brussels Indoor was a defunct professional tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at Forest National in Brussels. It was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit initially and later, for three years, the ATP Championship Series of the ATP Tour...

, Belgium
Carpet   Jakob Hlasek
Jakob Hlasek
Jakob Hlasek is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland.-Career:The major highlights of Hlasek's career came in 1992. He won the French Open men's doubles title that year...

7–6(3), 7–6(6), 6–4
9. 1993 Halle
Gerry Weber Open
The Gerry Weber Open is a tennis tournament held in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Held since 1993, the tournament is played on four outdoor grass courts and is a part of the ATP World Tour 250 series on the ATP Tour schedule....

, Germany
Grass   Andriy Medvedev 6–2, 6–3

Runner-up (7)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1983 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Apolinario Vilas is a retired and former World No. 2 professional tennis player from Argentina. He was the second Latin-American to win a Grand Slam tournament.-Career:...

7–6, 4–6, 6–4
2. 1983 Sydney Indoor
ATP Sydney Indoor
The Australian Indoor Tennis Championship, or Sydney Indoor for short, was a professional men's tennis tournament was played in Sydney, Australia. The event was played under various names as part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1973 through 1989 and as part of the ATP Tour from 1990 through...

, Australia
Hard (i)   John McEnroe
John McEnroe
John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles , nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title...

6–1, 6–4, 7–5
3. 1984 Memphis, U.S. Carpet   Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
James Scott "Jimmy" Connors is an American former world no. 1 tennis player....

6–3, 4–6, 7–5
4. 1985 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, Lendl became a United States citizen. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis...

6–4, 6–4, 7–6(6)
5. 1986 Bristol
Bristol Open
The Bristol Open is a defunct men's tennis tournament that was held firstly in 1972, and then annually from 1981-1989. It was played in Bristol, Great Britain and was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit....

, United Kingdom
Grass   Vijay Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj is a former Indian tennis player, sports commentator and actor.Amritraj was born in Chennai, India to Maggie Dhairyam and Robert Amritraj. He and his brothers, Anand Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj, were among the first Indians to play in top-flight international tour tennis...

7–6(6), 1–6, 8–6
6. 1988 Hamburg
Hamburg Masters
The German Open Hamburg, established in 1892, is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Hamburg, Germany and part of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour. Originally a Grand Prix Tennis Tour event between 1978 and 1989 it was part of the Grand Prix Championship...

, Germany
Clay   Kent Carlsson
Kent Carlsson
Kent Carlsson is a former tennis player from Sweden.- Playing career :Carlsson was a successful junior winning the Kalle Anka Cup, which is a Swedish junior tournament through the under 11, under 13s twice and under 15. He still holds the record for the most titles wins at 4 in front of Thomas...

6–2, 6–1, 6–4
7. 1988 French Open, Paris Clay   Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. From 1982 through 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles , and one Grand Slam men's doubles title...

7–5, 6–2, 6–1

Wins (10)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. 1981 Bologna
ATP Bologna Indoor
The Bologna Indoor is a defunct WCT and Grand Prix affiliated tennis tournament played from 1971 to 1981. It was held in Bologna in Italy and played on indoor carpet courts.-Singles:-Doubles:-References:*...

, Italy
Carpet   Sammy Giammalva Jr.   Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd is a former tennis player from Czechoslovakia, who won nine singles titles during his career. In doubles, he won fifty-four titles and was the world's highest-ranking doubles player from December 17, 1984, to August 11, 1985. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on...

 
  Balázs Taróczy
Balazs Taroczy
Balázs Taróczy is a former tennis player from Hungary, who won thirteen singles titles in his career. The right-hander achieved his highest ranking during the ATP Tour on February 8, 1982, when he became World Number 13. He's a six times Hungarain champion...

7–6, 6–4
2. 1982 Nice
ATP Nice
The ATP Nice Open is an ATP World Tour 250 series and, formerly, Grand Prix tennis circuit affiliated men's tennis tournament...

, France
Clay   Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah is a former professional tennis player from France. He is best remembered for being the last French man to win the French Open in 1983, and as a highly-successful captain of France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams...

  Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee is a retired Australian tennis player and prominent sports administrator.-Tennis career:...

 
  Balázs Taróczy
Balazs Taroczy
Balázs Taróczy is a former tennis player from Hungary, who won thirteen singles titles in his career. The right-hander achieved his highest ranking during the ATP Tour on February 8, 1982, when he became World Number 13. He's a six times Hungarain champion...

5–7, 6–4, 6–3
3. 1982 Basel
Davidoff Swiss Indoors
The Swiss Indoors is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. Originally an event of the Grand Prix tennis circuit between 1970 and 1989. It is currently part of the World Tour 500 Series of the ATP Tour. It is held annually at the St...

, Switzerland
Hard (i)   Yannick Noah   Fritz Buehning
Fritz Buehning
Fritz Buehning is a former American tennis player from Short Hills, New Jersey.Buehning attended Millburn High School, where he won the New Jersey state individual tennis championship in 1977 as a junior, his final year in high school...

 
  Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil is a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia....

6–2, 6–2
4. 1982 Vienna
BA-CA TennisTrophy
The Erste Bank Open is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. Originally an event of the Grand Prix tennis circuit . It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour...

, Austria
Carpet   Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil is a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia....

  Mark Dickson
Mark Dickson (tennis)
Mark Dickson is a former professional tennis player.Playing college tennis at Clemson University, Dickson was selected as the 1982 ITCA Senior Player of the Year. Additionally, he was named All-American in singles in 1980, 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he was also named All-American in doubles.As a tour...

 
  Terry Moor
Terry Moor
Terry Moor is a former tennis player from the United States, who won two singles and three doubles titles during his professional career....

6–1, 7–6
5. 1983 Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence Open
The Aix-en-Provence Open is a defunct Grand Prix affiliated tennis tournament played from 1977 to 1984. It was held in Aix-en-Provence in France and played on outdoor clay courts....

, France
Clay   Gilles Moretton
Gilles Moretton
Gilles Moretton , is a former professional tennis player from France. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 4 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No...

  Ivan Camus 
  Sergio Casal
Sergio Casal
Sergio Casal Martínez is a former professional tennis player from Spain. During his career, he won three Grand Slam doubles titles, as well as the men's doubles Silver Medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics....

2–6, 6–1, 6–2
6. 1984 French Open, Paris Clay   Yannick Noah   Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil
Pavel Složil is a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia....

 
  Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd is a former tennis player from Czechoslovakia, who won nine singles titles during his career. In doubles, he won fifty-four titles and was the world's highest-ranking doubles player from December 17, 1984, to August 11, 1985. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on...

6–4, 2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
7. 1984 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Pascal Portes
Pascal Portes
Pascal Portes , is a former professional tennis player from France. During his career he won 2 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 44 in 1981 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 118 in 1984.-Singles Runner-ups :-Doubles titles :-External links:...

  Colin Dowdeswell
Colin Dowdeswell
Colin Dowdeswell , is a former professional tennis player who represented, at different times, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. During his time on the world tour, he won 1 singles titles and 11 doubles titles...

 
  Wojtek Fibak
2–6, 7–6, 7–6
8. 1984 Stockholm
Stockholm Open
The If Stockholm Open is a tennis event on the ATP Tour held in Stockholm, Sweden in the end of October or beginning of November each year. The organizer of the tournament is The Royal Lawn Tennis Club of Stockholm....

, Sweden
Hard (i)   Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd
Tomáš Šmíd is a former tennis player from Czechoslovakia, who won nine singles titles during his career. In doubles, he won fifty-four titles and was the world's highest-ranking doubles player from December 17, 1984, to August 11, 1985. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on...

  Vijay Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj is a former Indian tennis player, sports commentator and actor.Amritraj was born in Chennai, India to Maggie Dhairyam and Robert Amritraj. He and his brothers, Anand Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj, were among the first Indians to play in top-flight international tour tennis...

 
  Ilie Năstase
Ilie Nastase
Ilie Nastase is a Romanian former professional tennis player, one of the world's top players of the 1970s. Năstase was the World No. 1 tennis player between 1973 and 1974 . He is one of the five players in history to win more than 100 ATP professional titles . He was inducted into the...

3–6, 7–6, 6–4
9. 1988 Nice
ATP Nice
The ATP Nice Open is an ATP World Tour 250 series and, formerly, Grand Prix tennis circuit affiliated men's tennis tournament...

, France
Clay   Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

  Heinz Günthardt
Heinz Günthardt
Heinz Peter Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland, who won five singles titles during his professional career, including the Rotterdam WCT in 1980....

 
  Diego Nargiso
Diego Nargiso
Diego Nargiso is a former tennis player from Italy.Having turned professional in 1987, Nargiso represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where he was defeated in the second round by America's eventual runner-up Tim Mayotte...

4–6, 6–3, 6–4
10. 1993 Indian Wells
Indian Wells Masters
The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Indian Wells, California....

, United States
Hard   Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

  Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen is a former professional male tennis player from the United States. He attended University of Southern California from 1986–87 and earned singles All-American honors both years . He is now the head coach of the women's tennis team at Syracuse University...

 
  Scott Melville
Scott Melville
Scott Melville , is a former professional tennis player from the United States.Melville enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 9 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 7 times. Partnering Rick Leach in doubles, Melville finished runner-up...

6–4, 7–5

Runner-ups (9)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. 1982 Bournemouth
Bournemouth
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the ceremonial county of Dorset, England. According to the 2001 Census the town has a population of 163,444, making it the largest settlement in Dorset. It is also the largest settlement between Southampton and Plymouth...

, England
Clay   Ilie Năstase
Ilie Nastase
Ilie Nastase is a Romanian former professional tennis player, one of the world's top players of the 1970s. Năstase was the World No. 1 tennis player between 1973 and 1974 . He is one of the five players in history to win more than 100 ATP professional titles . He was inducted into the...

  Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee is a retired Australian tennis player and prominent sports administrator.-Tennis career:...

 
  Buster Mottram
Buster Mottram
Christopher Mottram is a former English tennis player, who achieved a highest lifetime ranking of fifteenth in the world.Mottram represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup eight times...

3–6, 7–6, 6–3
2. 1983 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah is a former professional tennis player from France. He is best remembered for being the last French man to win the French Open in 1983, and as a highly-successful captain of France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams...

  Heinz Günthardt
Heinz Günthardt
Heinz Peter Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland, who won five singles titles during his professional career, including the Rotterdam WCT in 1980....

 
  Balázs Taróczy
Balazs Taroczy
Balázs Taróczy is a former tennis player from Hungary, who won thirteen singles titles in his career. The right-hander achieved his highest ranking during the ATP Tour on February 8, 1982, when he became World Number 13. He's a six times Hungarain champion...

6–2, 6–4
3. 1984 Philadelphia
U.S. Pro Indoor
The U.S. Pro Indoor is a defunct professional tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts, and indoor hard courts...

, U.S.
Carpet   Yannick Noah   Peter Fleming 
  John McEnroe
John McEnroe
John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles , nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title...

6–2, 6–3
4. 1985 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Yannick Noah   Ken Flach
Ken Flach
Kenneth Eliot "Ken" Flach is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles , and 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles...

 
  Robert Seguso
Robert Seguso
Robert Arthur Seguso is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles . He also won the men's doubles Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, partnering Ken Flach. Seguso reached the World No...

6–7, 7–6, 7–6, 6–0
5. 1988 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, Lendl became a United States citizen. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis...

  Sergio Casal
Sergio Casal
Sergio Casal Martínez is a former professional tennis player from Spain. During his career, he won three Grand Slam doubles titles, as well as the men's doubles Silver Medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics....

 
  Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Ángel Sánchez Vicario is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He won three Grand Slam doubles titles and the men's doubles silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games...

6–0, 6–3
6. 1990 London/Queen's Club
Queen's Club Championships
The Queen's Club Championships is an annual tournament for male tennis players, held on grass courts at the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London. Between 1970 and 1989 it was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit. The event is now an ATP World Tour 250 series tournament on the Association of...

, England
Grass   Ivan Lendl   Jeremy Bates 
  Kevin Curren
Kevin Curren
----Kevin Melvyn Curren is a former professional tennis player. He played in two Grand Slam singles finals and won four Grand Slam doubles titles.-Career:...

6–2, 7–6
7. 1991 Indian Wells
Indian Wells Masters
The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Indian Wells, California....

, U.S.
Hard   Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

  Jim Courier
Jim Courier
James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr. is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open...

 
  Javier Sánchez
Javier Sánchez
Javier Sánchez Vicario is a former professional tennis player from Spain.Sánchez won the US Open junior title in 1986, and then turned professional. He won his first professional doubles titles in 1987. His first top-level singles title came in 1988 at Buenos Aires. During his career he won a...

7–6, 3–6, 6–3
8. 1992 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Guy Forget   Brad Pearce
Brad Pearce
----Brad Pearce is a former tennis player from the United States, who turned professional in 1986. He won four doubles titles during his career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on October 8, 1990, when he became the World No...

 
  Byron Talbot
Byron Talbot
Byron Talbot , is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won seven doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional six times...

6–1, 3–6, 6–3
9. 1994 Halle
Gerry Weber Open
The Gerry Weber Open is a tennis tournament held in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Held since 1993, the tournament is played on four outdoor grass courts and is a part of the ATP World Tour 250 series on the ATP Tour schedule....

, Germany
Grass   Gary Muller
Gary Muller
Gary Muller is a South African tennis player.In February 1987, he returned from a four and a half month break after damaging his knee cartilage to defeat Marcel Freeman in the first round of the United States Pro Indoor tennis championship.-External links:* at the New York Times** ]...

  Olivier Delaître
Olivier Delaître
Olivier Delaître is a former tennis player from France. He won 15 doubles titles during a fourteen year career becoming the world's 3rd ranked doubles player on July 12, 1999....

 
  Guy Forget
Guy Forget
Guy Forget is a former French professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.-Career:...

6–4, 6–7, 6–4

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