General Giovanni (Mino)
Balbi de Robecco
Male
Italy
1883-11-19
Genoa, Italy
1964-11-24
Genoa, Italy


About

He grew up in Genoa in a famous noble (Balbi) family. He started his sports career as soccer player at the second team of Genoa FC. Meanwhile in 1893, he entered the Tennis Club Genoa.
After leaving football definitely, he devoted himself to tennis. He obtained 9 Italian national champion titles, 4 in singles (1914, 1921, 1926-27) and 5 in doubles (1914, 1920-22 and 1926). In 1914, he also won the International Tournament of Naples.

He had two appearances in the Davis Cup for Italy and the participation in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.

He won the famous Monte Carlo Tournament in 1922, overcoming the Frenchman Alain Gerbault in the final in three sets.



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Archive statistics 1911 - 1947
13
171
96


Tournament wins 1927 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1926 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1923 - Engadine Championships (Amateur)
1922 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1922 - Beaulieu (Open)
1921 - Côte d'Azur Championships (Amateur)
1921 - Cannes Championships (Open)
1921 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1920 - Torino second meeting (Amateur)
1919 - Torino second meeting (Amateur)
1914 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1914 - San Pellegrino (Amateur)
1914 - Napoli (Open)


Tournaments Rapallo - 1947 Merano - 1940 Merano - 1937 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1936 Genoa - 1936 Rapallo - 1936 Italian International Championships - 1935 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1935 San Remo - 1935 Viareggio - 1935 Italian International Championships - 1934 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1934 Merano - 1934 San Remo - 1934 Rapallo - 1934 Merano - 1933 Genoa - 1933 Villa d'Este - 1933 Italian International Championships - 1932 Genoa - 1932 Italian International Championships - 1931 Napoli - 1931 Genoa - 1931 Villa d'Este - 1931 Genoa National - 1931 Italian International Championships - 1930 San Remo - 1930 Genoa - 1930 Albaro - 1930 Villa d'Este - 1929 San Remo - 1928 Genoa - 1928 Milano International - 1928 Genoa National - 1928 TC Juventus Torino - 1928 Paris International Championships - 1927 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1927 Merano - 1927 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1927 Villa d'Este - 1927 Stresa Campionato dei Laghi - 1927 Engadine Championships - 1927 Merano Open - 1927 Italy vs. Czechoslovakia International Matches - 1927 Stresa Campionato del Verbano - 1927 Monte Carlo - 1926 Roland Garros - 1926 Riviera Championships - 1926 Villa d'Este - 1926 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1924 South of France Championships - 1924 Monte Carlo - 1923 Beaulieu - 1923 Riviera Championships - 1923 South of France Championships - 1923 World Hardcourt Championships - 1923 Engadine Championships - 1923 Wimbledon - 1922 Monte Carlo - 1922 Beaulieu - 1922 Riviera Championships - 1922 World Hardcourt Championships - 1922 Cannes Championships - 1921 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1921 Riviera Championships - 1921 South of France Championships - 1921 Monte Carlo - 1920 Riviera Championships - 1920 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1920 South of France Championships - 1920 Monte Carlo - 1914 San Pellegrino - 1914 San Remo - 1914 Monte Carlo - 1913 San Remo - 1913 Montreux Territet - 1913 Les Avants - 1912 French Switzerland Championships - 1911 San Remo - 1911 Parioli - 1911 Montreux Palace - 1911

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