General József
Asboth (Asbóth)
Male
Hungary
1917-09-18
Szombathely, Hungary
1986-09-22
München, Germany


About

He was a Hungarian male tennis player. Born in a family of railway workers, he is best remembered for being the first Hungarian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, at the 1947 French Open. Asbóth also reached the semi finals at Wimbledon in 1948.
Hungary\'s Communist government had let him leave the country only after the personal warrant of the Swedish King Gustaf V that Asbóth would return to his homeland and wasn\'t going to emigrate.
In 1941, he was a member of the Hungarian team that won the Central European Cup.

His Davis Cup record was 24 wins and 17 losses and he won the Hungarian National Tennis Championships 13 times.
Also he won in 23 single, 10 in doubles and 5 mixed doubles domestic title.

After his career, he became responsible for the next generation of tennis players at the Belgian Tennis Federation. He later became a trainer in Munich.

In 1993 a street was named after Asbóth in Szombathely, the city where he was born.



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Archive statistics 1937 - 1964
35
261
196


Tournament wins 1956 - Moskwa International (Open)
1955 - Hungarian National Championships (Open)
1953 - Hungarian National Championships (Open)
1953 - Cannes Championships (Open)
1950 - Hungarian Covered Courts (Amateur)
1950 - Czechoslovakian International Championships (Open)
1949 - Romanian International Championship (Open)
1948 - Cannes Championships (Open)
1948 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1948 - Beaulieu Second Meeting (Amateur)
1948 - Hungarian International Championships (Open)
1948 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1947 - Budapest Championship (Open)
1947 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1947 - Hungarian Covered Courts (Amateur)
1947 - San Remo (Amateur)
1947 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1946 - Hungarian International Championships (Open)
1944 - Hungarian International Championships (Open)
1944 - Budapest Championship (Open)
1943 - Hungarian International Championships (Open)
1943 - Budapest Championship (Open)
1943 - Hungarian National Championships (Open)
1942 - Hungarian National Championships (Open)
1942 - Hungarian International Championships (Open)
1941 - Bastad (Open)
1940 - Merano (Amateur)
1940 - Godolloe (Amateur)
1940 - Hungarian International Championships (Open)
1940 - Budapest Championship (Open)
1940 - Taormina (Amateur)
1940 - Sicilian International Championships (Amateur)
1940 - Genoa (Amateur)
1940 - Milano International (Amateur)
1938 - Hungarian International Championships (Open)


Tournaments Slazenger Professional - 1964 Slazenger Professional - 1963 Swiss Professional Indoors - 1963 Hanover Pro Championships - 1961 French Professional Championship - 1959 Monte Carlo - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 Cannes Carlton - 1957 Cannes Championships - 1957 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1957 French Covered Court Championships - 1957 South of France Championships - 1957 Cannes Gallia - 1957 Hungarian International Championships - 1957 Menton - 1957 Hungarian National Championships - 1957 Budapest Championship - 1957 Roland Garros - 1956 Italian International Championships - 1956 German International Championships - 1956 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1956 Hungarian International Championships - 1956 Moskwa International - 1956 Elbe Cup - 1956 Roland Garros - 1955 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1955 Hungarian National Championships - 1955 Roland Garros - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 Cannes Championships - 1953 Paris International Championships - 1953 South of France Championships - 1953 Hungarian International Championships - 1953 Hungarian National Championships - 1953 Wimbledon - 1951 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1951 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1950 Polish International Championships - 1950 Hungarian Covered Courts - 1950 Wimbledon - 1949 Hungarian International Championships - 1949 Scandinavian Championships - 1949 Romanian International Championship - 1949 Copenhagen Indoor Invitation - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 Monte Carlo - 1948 Roland Garros - 1948 Cannes Championships - 1948 Nice - 1948 San Remo - 1948 Hungarian International Championships - 1948 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1948 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1948 Lyon International - 1948 Budapest Championship - 1948 Milano International - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 Monte Carlo - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 Cannes Carlton - 1947 Nice - 1947 French Covered Court Championships - 1947 San Remo - 1947 Hungarian International Championships - 1947 Hungarian Covered Courts - 1947 Monte Carlo Country Club b - 1947 Budapest Championship - 1947 Hungarian International Championships - 1946 Hungarian International Championships - 1944 Budapest Championship - 1944 Hungarian International Championships - 1943 Hungarian National Championships - 1943 Budapest Championship - 1943 Hungarian International Championships - 1942 Hungarian National Championships - 1942 Bastad - 1941 Italian International Championships - 1940 Merano - 1940 San Remo - 1940 Alassio - 1940 Hungarian International Championships - 1940 Sicilian International Championships - 1940 Genoa - 1940 Budapest Championship - 1940 Milano International - 1940 Taormina - 1940 Godolloe - 1940 R.C. Canottieri Roma - 1940 Wimbledon - 1939 Roland Garros - 1939 Beaulieu - 1939 Queens Club Tournament - 1939 Hungarian International Championships - 1939 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1938 German International Championships - 1938 Alassio - 1938 Hungarian International Championships - 1938 Graz - 1937 Grand Hotel Panhans Championships - 1937

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