General Robert
Abdesselam
Male
France
1920-01-27
El Biar, Algeria
2006-07-26
Paris, France


About

He was only a seven-year-old boy when his mother initiated him into the tennis world. His idols were the Four Musketeers, in especial Jean Édouard Borotra.
As a French tennis player he took part in 21 Davis Cup matches between 1947 and 1953. He scored/marked 11 victories. His best result in the world of Grand Slams was a participation in QF at Roland Garros in 1949. His father, namely Kabyle Muslim Mehana Abdesselam, was an attorney at the Paris Court of Appeal. He obtained a law degree at the Law Faculty of Paris. In 1937 and 1938 he was a junior French tennis champion.
His tennis skills developed very quickly and well that was stopped by the arrival of the Second World War. He was the vice president of the FFT (Federation Française de Tennis) between 1968 and 1974; what’s more, he was also the vice president of the International Federation of Tennis from 1974 till 1975. He was the head of the International Lawn Tennis Club (ILTC) for 10 years (from 1993 till 2004). In 2004 he became the honorary president of ILTC.



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Archive statistics 1935 - 1964
19
402
238


Tournament wins 1957 - Limoges (Open)
1957 - Le Touquet (Open)
1955 - Vincennes Tennis Club (Amateur)
1954 - Biarritz (Amateur)
1954 - Beauregard (Amateur)
1950 - Cannes LTC Winter Meeting (Amateur)
1950 - Font Romeu (Amateur)
1950 - Western India Championships (Amateur)
1948 - Font Romeu (Amateur)
1948 - International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria (Open)
1947 - Swiss International Covered Courts (ATP)
1946 - Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) (Open)
1946 - International Championships of Egypt - Cairo (Open)
1942 - Cannes Carlton (Amateur)
1941 - Algiers (Amateur)
1939 - International University Games (Amateur)
1938 - Bagneres de Bigorre (Amateur)
1938 - Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's (Amateur)
1937 - Criterium de France Indoor (Amateur)


Tournaments International Club Matches - GBR - 1964 Roland Garros - 1963 US Open - 1963 International Club Matches - GBR - 1961 USSR International Championships - 1961 St. Moritz - 1960 International Club Matches - FRA - 1960 St. Moritz Suvretta - 1960 Roland Garros - 1957 Paris International Championships - 1957 Le Touquet - 1957 International Club Matches - FRA - 1957 Reims - 1957 Paris International - Qualifying - 1957 Limoges - 1957 Alsace-Lorraine - 1957 Tours - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Roland Garros - 1956 French National Championships - 1956 Inter-Country France vs. Belgium - 1956 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1956 Cabourg - 1956 Vincennes Tennis Club - 1956 Tournoi Du 14 Juillet - 1956 Roland Garros - 1955 Paris International Championships - 1955 Dieppe - 1955 French National Championships - 1955 International Club Matches - FRA - 1955 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1955 France vs. Germany - 1955 Vincennes Tennis Club - 1955 Barcelona International Christmas - 1955 Roland Garros - 1954 Paris International Championships - 1954 German International Championships - 1954 Biarritz - 1954 French National Championships - 1954 International Club Matches - FRA - 1954 France vs Italy Team Match - 1954 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1954 France vs. Germany - 1954 Beauregard - 1954 Vincennes Tennis Club - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 Monte Carlo - 1953 Roland Garros - 1953 Cannes Carlton - 1953 Paris International Championships - 1953 Algiers - 1953 Inter-Country France vs. Belgium - 1953 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1953 Roland Garros - 1952 Paris International Championships - 1952 Venizia (Venice International Tournament) - 1952 Argentina International Championships - 1952 French National Championships - 1952 South American Championship - 1952 Sao Paulo International - 1952 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1952 Roland Garros - 1951 Paris International Championships - 1951 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1951 Algiers - 1951 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1951 French National Championships - 1951 US vs. France Exhibition - 1951 Valencia Open - 1951 Sicilian International Championships - 1951 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1951 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1951 Pau Championships - 1951 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1951 Barcelona International Christmas - 1951 Monte Carlo - 1950 Roland Garros - 1950 US Open - 1950 Canadian International Championships - 1950 Venizia (Venice International Tournament) - 1950 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1950 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1950 Western India Championships - 1950 US vs. France Exhibition - 1950 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1950 Indian International Championships - 1950 Barcelona International Christmas - 1950 Font Romeu - 1950 Cannes LTC Winter Meeting - 1950 Wimbledon - 1949 Monte Carlo - 1949 Roland Garros - 1949 US Open - 1949 Paris International Championships - 1949 Seabright Invitational - 1949 Barcelona International - 1949 San Remo - 1949 Asian Championships - 1949 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1949 Lyon invitation - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 Monte Carlo - 1948 Roland Garros - 1948 US Open - 1948 Paris International Championships - 1948 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1948 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1948 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1948 Belgian International Championships - 1948 Bastad - 1948 Milano International - 1948 Font Romeu - 1948 Paris Invitational - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 US Open - 1947 Paris International Championships - 1947 Queens Club Tournament - 1947 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1947 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1947 Pan American Championships - 1947 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1947 Lisboa New Years Tournament - 1947 Wimbledon - 1946 Monte Carlo - 1946 Roland Garros - 1946 Swiss International Championships - 1946 Paris International Championships - 1946 Queens Club Tournament - 1946 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1946 Deauville - 1946 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1946 International Club Matches - FRA - 1946 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1946 Inter Theater Championship - 1946 Nice Mediterranean T.C. - 1946 Tunis International - 1946 Lugano Lido Tournament - 1946 Cannes Carlton - 1942 Tournoi de France - 1942 Barcelona International - 1942 Cannes Club Tournament - 1942 Juan-Les-Pins - 1942 French Occupied Zone - 1942 Lausanne - 1942 Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1942 Tournoi de France - 1941 Algiers - 1941 French Unoccupied Zone - 1941 Wimbledon - 1939 Roland Garros - 1939 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1939 French Covered Court Championships - 1939 Le Touquet - 1939 Juan-Les-Pins - 1939 International Club Matches - FRA - 1939 Danish Covered Courts - 1939 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1939 International University Games - 1939 Roland Garros - 1938 St. Moritz - 1938 French Covered Court Championships - 1938 Netherlands International Championships - 1938 Lille - 1938 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1938 Villars - 1938 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 1938 Bagneres de Bigorre - 1938 Roland Garros - 1937 Coupe de Noel - 1937 Tournoi de France - 1937 French Covered Court Championships - 1937 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1937 Coupe Carmona - 1937 Criterium de France Indoor - 1937 Paris International Championships - 1936 Coupe Albert Canet - 1936 Villars - 1936 Arosa - 1936 Asnieres Indoor - 1936 Zürich Valsana - 1936 Criterium de France Indoor - 1936 Coupe de Noel - 1935

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