General Wanaro
N'Godrela
Male
France
1949-10-18
Nouméa, New Caledonia, -
2016-05-26
Nouméa, New Caledonia, -


About

He was a French tennis player who was active in the late 1960s and the 1970s. His best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarterfinals of the singles event at the 1973 Australian Open in which he was defeated by Karl Meiler in four sets. In 1973 and 1974 he played a doubles match for the French Davis Cup team.

He reached a highest singles ranking of No. 71 in October 1973.

N'Godrella reached the second round of the singles event at the Wimbledon Championships in 1972. In 1973 he defeated fifth-seeded Manuel Orantes in the second round of the singles event at the French Open.

The center court at the ATP Challenger Tour event in his hometown of Nouméa is named for N'Godrella.

When fellow former French tennis player Georges Goven heard of the death of Wanaro N’Godrella, Goven said (in French): “His death saddens me greatly. I first met him when I was 15 years old, in Australia. He was a skilful serve-and-volleyer, a real attacking player with a huge serve which he never held back on. He had one particularity: a ‘pressurised backhand’ that he rarely hit into the court [smiles]. The guy had a heart of gold and was incredibly kind and intelligent.”



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Archive statistics 1968 - 1980
5
281
134


Tournament wins 1980 - French Polynesia Championships (Amateur)
1973 - Deauville (Open)
1971 - Toulouse (Open)
1969 - Coupe Andre Ewbank (Open)
1968 - Coupe Maurice Bivort (Amateur)


Tournaments French Polynesia Championships - 1980 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 1 - Qualifying - 1978 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 3 - 1977 Roland Garros - 1976 Mallorca - 1976 Monte Carlo - 1975 Roland Garros - 1975 Nice - 1975 British Hard Court Championships - 1975 Madrid - 1975 Valencia Open - 1975 Australian Open - 1974 Wimbledon - 1974 Roland Garros - 1974 New South Wales Championships - 1974 Austrian International Championships - 1974 Italian International Championships - 1974 German International Championships - 1974 French National Championships - 1974 South of England Championships - 1974 Auckland - 1974 New Zealand Hardcourts - 1974 Gstaad - 1974 Travemünde International - 1974 Paris Indoor - 1974 Club Obras Sanitarias - 1974 Barcelona Real Club de Polo - 1974 German International Championships - Qualifying - 1974 Bavarian International Championships - Qualifying - 1974 Australian Open - 1973 Monte Carlo - 1973 Roland Garros - 1973 US Open - 1973 New South Wales Championships - 1973 Canadian International Championships - 1973 Nice - 1973 US Clay Courts - 1973 Italian International Championships - 1973 Netherlands International Championships - 1973 British Hard Court Championships - 1973 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1973 German International Championships - 1973 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1973 Deauville - 1973 South of England Championships - 1973 Conde de Godo - 1973 Madrid - 1973 Tasmanian Championships - 1973 Auckland - 1973 Madrid Open - 1973 US Hard Courts - 1973 Gstaad - 1973 Paris Indoor - 1973 Nice - Qualifying - 1973 Tasmanian Open - 1973 Aryamehr Cup - 1973 Tanglewood - 1973 Valencia Open - Qualifying - 1973 South Australian Championships - 1972(2) Western Australia Championships - 1972(2) Australian Open - 1972 Wimbledon - 1972 South Australian Championships - 1972 Roland Garros - 1972 US Open - 1972 New South Wales Championships - 1972 Canadian International Championships - 1972 Paris International Championships - 1972 Cincinnati - 1972 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1972 British Hard Court Championships - 1972 South African Championships - 1972 Queensland Championships - 1972 French National Championships - 1972 South of England Championships - 1972 Madrid - 1972 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1972 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1972 Tasmanian Championships - 1972 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1972 Western Australia Championships - 1972 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1972 Tanglewood - 1972 Rainier Classic - 1972 Wimbledon - 1971 Monte Carlo - 1971 Roland Garros - 1971 Beaulieu - 1971 Netherlands International Championships - 1971 Queensland Championships - 1971 Kent Championships - 1971 Welsh Championships - 1971 French National Championships - 1971 Menton - 1971 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1971 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1971 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1971 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1971 Aix-en-Provence - 1971 Sheffield - 1971 Chichester - 1971 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1971 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1971 London Hard Courts - 1971 USSR International Championships - 1971 Paris International - Qualifying - 1971 Toulouse - 1971 Évreux - 1971 Nice - Qualifying - 1971 Lyon (Winter) - 1971 Roland Garros - 1970 Austrian International Championships - 1970 Nice - 1970 French Covered Court Championships - 1970 British Hard Court Championships - 1970 German International Championships - 1970 Championships of Berlin - 1970 French National Championships - 1970 Menton - 1970 International Club Matches - FRA - 1970 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1970 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1970 Lyon International - 1970 Nice Mediterranean T.C. - 1970 Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1970 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1970 Paris Indoor Open - Qualifying - 1970 Monte Carlo - 1969 French Covered Court Championships - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1969 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1969 South of France Championships - 1969 British Hard Court Championships - 1969 Belgian International Championships - 1969 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1969 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1969 US Open Qualifying - 1969 Aix-en-Provence - 1969 Coupe Andre Ewbank - 1969 Coupe Albert Canet - 1969 Wills Open Championships - 1969 La Costa Invitation - 1969 Paris Indoor - 1969 French Closed Championship - Qualifying - 1969 Coupe de Galea - 1969 Coupe Albert Canet Qualifying - 1969 King's Cup - Quarter Final a - 1969 Cannes Championships - 1968 Paris International Championships - 1968 Le Touquet July Meeting - 1968 French National Championships - 1968 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1968 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1968 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1968 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1968 Coupe Andre Ewbank - 1968 Le Touquet August - 1968 Coupe Maurice Bivort - 1968

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