General Gianni
Cucelli
Male
Italy
1916-11-13
Fiume, Italy
1977-04-29
Milano, Scotland


About

Giovanni Cucelli (born as Giovanni Kucel) (1916–1977) was an Italian tennis player. He played Davis Cup for Italy and formed a great doubles partnership with Marcello Del Bello. Because of World War 2, Cucelli was 30 by the time he made his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon in 1947, where he lost in the third round to Jack Kramer. At Roland Garros (held just after Wimbledon) Cucelli beat veteran Jack Crawford and Robert Abdesselam before losing to defending champion Marcel Bernard in five sets in the quarter finals.[2] At Roland Garros in 1948, Cucelli beat a young Frank Sedgman before losing to Frank Parker in the quarter finals.[3] At Wimbledon Cucelli beat Jaroslav Drobny before losing to Tony Mottram in round three. At Roland Garros in 1949, Cucelli reached his third consecutive quarter final, where he lost to Budge Patty.[4] At Wimbledon he beat Mottram before losing to Eric Sturgess in the last 16.[5] At 1949 U. S. championships, Cucelli lost in round two to Sam Match.[6] Cucelli lost in the last 16 of Roland Garros in 1950 to Patty. [7] After early exits at the French and Wimbledon in 1951, Cucelli reached the last 16 at Roland Garros in 1952, where he lost to Ken McGregor. He lost early at Wimbledon to Mottram. Cucelli lost his first match at Roland Garros in 1953 to Rex Hartwig. In 1955 Cucelli turned professional. Cucelli won a lot of tournaments during his career: Italian Riviera championships and Alassio in 1939, Napoli and Barcelona Christmas tournament in 1941, St. Moritz, French-Switzerland championships and Milan international in 1946, Swiss championships, Villars, Montana-Vermala, Viareggio and Rapallo in 1947, Milan international, Napoli, Rapallo, Montecatini and Barcelona Christmas tournament in 1948, San Remo in 1949, Lugano, Istanbul, Venice and Lugano Lido tournament in 1950, San Pellegrino and Viareggio in 1951 and Cava De Tirreni in 1952. He was runner up at Monte Carlo in 1948 to Jozsef Asboth and 1949 to Parker and runner up at Rome in 1951 (where he beat Patty before losing to Drobny).[8]



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Archive statistics 1938 - 1957
29
466
344


Tournament wins 1952 - Cava Dei Tirreni (Amateur)
1951 - San Pellegrino (Amateur)
1951 - Viareggio (Amateur)
1950 - Lugano Lido Tournament (Amateur)
1950 - Venezia (Venice International Tournament) (Amateur)
1950 - Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) (Open)
1949 - San Remo (Amateur)
1948 - Rapallo (Amateur)
1948 - Barcelona International Christmas (Amateur)
1948 - Napoli (Open)
1948 - Milano International (Amateur)
1948 - Montecatini (Amateur)
1948 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1947 - Swiss International Championships (Amateur)
1947 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1947 - Rapallo (Amateur)
1947 - Viareggio (Amateur)
1947 - Montana-Vermala (Open)
1947 - Villars (Amateur)
1946 - St. Moritz (Amateur)
1946 - Milano International (Amateur)
1946 - French Switzerland Championships (Amateur)
1946 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1945 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1941 - Barcelona International Christmas (Amateur)
1941 - Varese (Amateur)
1941 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1941 - Napoli (Open)
1939 - Alassio (Amateur)


Tournaments International Professional Match - 1957 French Professional Championship - 1956 Trophy of Champions - 1956 Italian National Professionals - 1956 San Remo - 1955 Italian National Professionals - 1955 Monte Carlo - 1954 Italian International Championships - 1954 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1954 San Remo - 1954 France vs Italy Team Match - 1954 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1954 Genoa - 1954 Viareggio - 1954 Cava Dei Tirreni - 1954 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1954 Ortisei - 1954 Pedavena - 1954 Italian Team Championships - 1954 Coupe Albert Canet - 1954 Florence International - 1954 Riccione - 1954 Roland Garros - 1953 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1953 San Remo - 1953 King's Cup - Second Round b - 1953 Italy vs. Sweden exhibiion - 1953 Sicilian International Championships - 1953 Napoli - 1953 Viareggio - 1953 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1953 Ortisei - 1953 Pedavena - 1953 H.I.K. International - 1953 Florence International - 1953 Parma - 1953 Brescia - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 Italian International Championships - 1952 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1952 San Pellegrino - 1952 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1952 Viareggio - 1952 Cava Dei Tirreni - 1952 Riccione - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 Italian International Championships - 1951 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1951 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1951 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1951 San Pellegrino - 1951 San Remo - 1951 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1951 Viareggio - 1951 Nations' Cup (Egypt) - 1951 Cava Dei Tirreni - 1951 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1951 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1951 Milano International - 1951 Bologna - 1951 Monte Carlo - 1950 Roland Garros - 1950 French Covered Court Championships - 1950 Italian International Championships - 1950 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1950 San Remo - 1950 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1950 Viareggio - 1950 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1950 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1950 Lugano Lido Tournament - 1950 Italian National Covered Courts - 1950 San Marino - 1950 Wimbledon - 1949 Monte Carlo - 1949 Roland Garros - 1949 US Open - 1949 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1949 Seabright Invitational - 1949 French Covered Court Championships - 1949 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1949 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1949 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1949 San Remo - 1949 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1949 Pan American Championships - 1949 Italy vs. US team match - 1949 US Hard Courts - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 Monte Carlo - 1948 Roland Garros - 1948 French Covered Court Championships - 1948 Belgian International Championships - 1948 San Remo - 1948 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1948 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1948 Napoli - 1948 Viareggio - 1948 Rapallo - 1948 Barcelona International Christmas - 1948 Villars - 1948 Milano International - 1948 Montecatini - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 Monte Carlo - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 Swiss International Championships - 1947 Montana-Vermala - 1947 San Remo - 1947 Italy vs. Switzerland - 1947 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1947 Viareggio - 1947 Rapallo - 1947 Budapest Championship - 1947 Villars - 1947 Bergamo - 1947 Monte Carlo - 1946 St. Moritz - 1946 Swiss International Championships - 1946 Cannes Championships - 1946 South of France Championships - 1946 French Switzerland Championships - 1946 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1946 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1946 Barcelona International Christmas - 1946 Milano International - 1946 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1945 Genoa - 1945 Napoli - 1941 Varese - 1941 Barcelona International Christmas - 1941 Livorno - 1941 Slowakian International Championships - 1941 Italian International Championships - 1940 Merano - 1940 San Remo - 1940 Alassio - 1940 Sicilian International Championships - 1940 Genoa - 1940 Varese - 1940 Milano International - 1940 Taormina - 1940 R.C. Canottieri Roma - 1940 San Remo - 1939 Alassio - 1939 Italy vs. Sweden exhibiion - 1939 R.C. Canottieri Roma - 1939 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1938

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