He is former Soviet tennis player, and later a Russian tennis coach. He was 3-time USSR champion in men's (1964, 1966) and mixed doubles, two-time finalist in singles, winner of the All-Union winter competitions in men's and mixed doubles, four-time winner of the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR (in the Moscow national team in 1956, 1959, 1967, 1975) and the USSR Cup in tennis as part of CSKA in 1969, 1971, 1973-74. He was 19-time champion of Moscow in singles, doubles and mixed categories, and winner of the World Youth and Student Festival in 1968 in men's and mixed doubles.
He graduated from the State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Culture.
Between 1971-1989, he was senior lecturer at the Air Force Engineering Academy named after N.E. Zhukovsky.
He was inducted into the Russian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012.
Vyacheslav Egorov was born in the family of football player Vladimir Egorov (the later famous hockey coach). He began to play tennis at the age of 13. Vyacheslav’s first coach was Nina Leo. Later he graduated from the SCOLIFK.
Egorov was an athletic player of attacking style, he had a strong serve and a good game. He performed especially well in doubles. In 1956, as part of the Moscow team, he became the winner of the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR; later won the Spartakiad with the Moscow team three more times - in 1959, 1967 and 1975. In 1964, he won the national championship of the USSR in men's doubles, repeating this result two years later (both times with Vladimir Korotkov), and in 1967 he won the USSR championship in mixed doubles (with Olga Morozova). In 1966-1967 he became vice-champion of the USSR in singles, five more times in 1967-1972 he played in the championship finals in men's doubles and once in a mixed doubles, in 1969 he won the All-Union winter competitions in men, and in 1973 in mixed doubles. As part of the CSKA team four times (in 1969, 1971, 1973 and 1974), he won the USSR Cup. He was a 19-time champion of Moscow and an 8-time champion of the Armed Forces of the USSR in various ranks. From 1960 to 1976 he was one of the Top10 tennis players of the USSR, in 1966 and 1967, taking the No. 2 position in the internal rating.
At the international level, he made his way into the fourth round of the 1967 French Open - it was the last year, when professionals were not allowed to participate in this competition. In 1965, he participated in the Wimbledon tournament, he lost in the first round to the second-seeded Fred Stolle, and in the the Wimbledon Plate made it to the third round, where he lost to Frew McMillan. At the tournament of the World Youth and Student Festival in 1968 he became the champion in men's and mixed doubles, in the same year he won the Summer International Tournament in Moscow in men's doubles (with Korotkov). He won the international championships of Pakistan (1966, singles and doubles), Germany (1966, mixed), Japan (1967, singles), Argentina (1971, mixed), India (1974, men's doubles). In 1967 he was awarded the title of master of sports of international class.
At the end of his playing career, Egorov remained in the Armed Forces of the USSR, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. From 1971 to 1989 - senior lecturer at the Air Force Engineering Academy. Zhukovsky. In 1991 he returned to tennis as a club coach in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia).
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