General Georges
Goven
Male
France
1948-04-26
Lyon, France


About

As a junior he won the Australian Championships Boys' Singles title in 1964.
Goven reached the semi-finals in both singles and doubles (partnering François Jauffret) at the 1970 French Open.

He notably defeated Ilie Năstase (then World No. 7) in Paris in September 1977 with the help of the Spaghetti racket, and Vitas Gerulaitis (then World No. 5) in Florence in May 1983.

After retirement he has coached such players as Nicolas Escudé, Nathalie Dechy and Tatiana Golovin. Currently, he is the captain of the France Fed Cup team since 2005 (he replaced to his compatriot and former player Guy Forget) and was the Davis Cup team captain from 1993–1994.



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Archive statistics 1963 - 1984
19
729
397


Tournament wins 1977 - France 2 Satellite Masters (Open)
1977 - France 2 Satellite - Leg 5 (Open)
1977 - France 2 Satellite - Leg 2 (Open)
1976 - France 2 Satellite - Leg 2 (Open)
1975 - French National Championships (Open)
1970 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1970 - Monte Carlo Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1970 - Championships of Berlin (Amateur)
1970 - Lyon International (Amateur)
1970 - Menton (Open)
1970 - French Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1969 - Monte Carlo Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1969 - South of France Championships (Amateur)
1968 - Trouville (Amateur)
1968 - Coupe Andre Ewbank (Open)
1968 - Athena (Athens) (Open)
1967 - Coupe Maurice Bivort (Amateur)
1966 - Versailles (Amateur)
1965 - Coupe Maurice Bivort (Amateur)


Tournaments Roland Garros - 1984 Wimbledon - 1982 Roland Garros - 1982 US Open - 1982 Roland Garros - 1981 Roland Garros - 1980 Nice - 1980 Belgian International Championships - 1980 Conde de Godo - 1980 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1980 Metz - 1980 Lagos - 1980 Bordeaux Open - 1980 Belgium Satellite - Leg 2 - 1980 Belgium Satellite - Leg 3 - 1980 Brussels Challenger - 1980 Roland Garros - 1979 Netherlands International Championships - 1979 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1979 Championships of Berlin - 1979 Le Touquet - 1979 Biarritz - 1979 French National Championships - 1979 Madrid Open - 1979 Bastad - 1979 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1979 Royan - 1979 Paris Indoor - 1979 Ecuador Open - 1979 Austrian International Indoor Championships - 1979 Lagos - 1979 Lorraine Open - 1979 Cuneo - 1979 Galatina - 1979 Bordeaux Open - 1979 Roland Garros - 1978 US Open - 1978 Nice - 1978 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1978 Championships of Berlin - 1978 Belgian International Championships - 1978 French National Championships - 1978 Conde de Godo - 1978 Aix-en-Provence - 1978 Bavarian International Championships - 1978 Madrid Open - 1978 Stuttgart - 1978 Gstaad - 1978 Florence International - 1978 Lagos - 1978 Johannesburg Open - 1978 France 2 Satellite Masters - 1978 France 2 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1978 Roland Garros - 1977 Netherlands International Championships - 1977 Argentina International Championships - 1977 Belgian International Championships - 1977 Aix-en-Provence - 1977 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1977 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1977 Paris Indoor - 1977 Chile International - 1977 Zurich Covered Courts - 1977 Bogota - 1977 Championships of Berlin - Qualifying - 1977 France 2 Satellite Masters - 1977 France 2 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1977 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 4 - 1977 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Masters - 1977 France 2 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1977 France 2 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1977 France 2 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1977 France 2 Satellite - Leg 5 - 1977 Wimbledon - 1976 Roland Garros - 1976 Austrian International Championships - 1976 Nice - 1976 Italian International Championships - 1976 British Hard Court Championships - 1976 German International Championships - 1976 Championships of Berlin - 1976 French National Championships - 1976 Bavarian International Championships - 1976 Madrid Open - 1976 Gstaad - 1976 Barcelona ATP Open - 1976 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1976 France 2 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1976 France 2 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1976 Wimbledon - 1975 Roland Garros - 1975 US Open - 1975 Austrian International Championships - 1975 Nice - 1975 Italian International Championships - 1975 German International Covered Court Championships - 1975 Netherlands International Championships - 1975 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1975 US Pro Championships - 1975 French National Championships - 1975 Madrid - 1975 Valencia Open - 1975 Madrid Open - 1975 Nations' Cup (Egypt) - 1975 Florence International - 1975 Paris Indoor - 1975 Monte Carlo Class A - 1975 Barcelona ATP Open - 1975 Wimbledon - 1974 Monte Carlo - 1974 Roland Garros - 1974 US Open - 1974 Canadian International Championships - 1974 Italian International Championships - 1974 German International Covered Court Championships - 1974 US International Indoor Championships - 1974 US Pro Championships - 1974 German International Championships - 1974 Nottingham - 1974 Bavarian International Championships - 1974 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1974 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1974 Gstaad - 1974 Philadelphia Indoors - 1974 Hampton - 1974 WCT - Toronto - 1974 Louisville Open - 1974 Washington Indoor - 1974 WCT - Miami - 1974 Bretton Woods International - 1974 Johannesburg Open - 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 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1973 British Hard Court Championships - 1973 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1973 German International Championships - 1973 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1973 Barcelona International - 1973 South of England Championships - 1973 Conde de Godo - 1973 Madrid - 1973 Valencia Open - 1973 Auckland - 1973 US Hard Courts - 1973 Bastad - 1973 Florence International - 1973 Washington Open - 1973 Paris Indoor - 1973 Louisville Open - 1973 Tasmanian Open - 1973 Tanglewood - 1973 Las Vegas - 1973 South Australian Championships - 1972(2) Western Australia Championships - 1972(2) Wimbledon - 1972 Roland Garros - 1972 US Open - 1972 Canadian International Championships - 1972 Nice - 1972 Paris International Championships - 1972 Cincinnati - 1972 US Clay Courts - 1972 US International Indoor Championships - 1972 British Hard Court Championships - 1972 South African Championships - 1972 Queensland Championships - 1972 French National Championships - 1972 Madrid - 1972 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1972 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1972 Midland International Indoors - 1972 Hampton - 1972 Washington Indoor - 1972 Rothman International Tournament - 1972 Columbus Open - 1972 Clean Air Classic - 1972 Des Moines International Indoors - 1972 Los Angeles Inernational - 1972 Wimbledon - 1971 Roland Garros - 1971 US Open - 1971 Nice - 1971 Paris International Championships - 1971 Pacific Coast Championship - 1971 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1971 Cincinnati - 1971 US Clay Courts - 1971 French Covered Court Championships - 1971 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1971 British Hard Court Championships - 1971 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1971 French National Championships - 1971 South of England Championships - 1971 British Covered Court Championships - 1971 Sicilian International Championships - 1971 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1971 Catania - 1971 US Hard Courts - 1971 Bastad - 1971 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1971 Saltsjoebaden - 1971 Washington Open - 1971 Dewar Cup Finals - 1971 Lyon (Winter) - 1971 Columbus Open - 1971 Tanglewood - 1971 Wimbledon - 1970 Monte Carlo - 1970 Roland Garros - 1970 US Open - 1970 Nice - 1970 Cincinnati - 1970 US Clay Courts - 1970 Queens Club Tournament - 1970 French Covered Court Championships - 1970 Italian International Championships - 1970 British Hard Court Championships - 1970 Championships of Berlin - 1970 French National Championships - 1970 Menton - 1970 King's Cup - Final - 1970 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1970 Bastad - 1970 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1970 Lyon International - 1970 Nice Mediterranean T.C. - 1970 King's Cup - Semi-Final b - 1970 Washington Open - 1970 Paris Indoor - 1970 Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1970 Stockholm Open - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Monte Carlo - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 US Open - 1969 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1969 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1969 US Clay Courts - 1969 Queens Club Tournament - 1969 French Covered Court Championships - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1969 South of France Championships - 1969 British Hard Court Championships - 1969 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1969 Belgian International Championships - 1969 French National Championships - 1969 France vs Italy Team Match - 1969 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1969 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1969 Bastad - 1969 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1969 Real Madrid International - 1969 Coupe Albert Canet - 1969 Wills Open Championships - 1969 US National Amateur Championships - 1969 Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Monte Carlo - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 Cannes Championships - 1968 Paris International Championships - 1968 French Covered Court Championships - 1968 Italian International Championships - 1968 South of France Championships - 1968 French National Championships - 1968 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1968 Aix-en-Provence - 1968 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1968 Athena (Athens) - 1968 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1968 Sables-D'Olonne - 1968 Trouville - 1968 Brussel Racing Club - 1968 La Chataigneraie - 1968 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1968 Coupe Andre Ewbank - 1968 Avignon - 1968 Moroccan International - 1968 Le Touquet August - 1968 Hossegor - 1968 Coupe de Galea - 1968 Roland Garros - 1967 US Open - 1967 Paris International Championships - 1967 Newport Casino Tournament - 1967 US International Indoor Championships - 1967 Dixie Championships - 1967 French National Championships - 1967 France vs Italy Team Match - 1967 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1967 Philadelphia Open - 1967 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1967 Kingston International Invitation - 1967 Altamira International Invitation - 1967 Colombia International - 1967 Mexico International - 1967 Curacao International - 1967 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1967 St. Petersburg Masters Invitation - 1967 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1967 Coupe de Galea - 1967 Coupe Maurice Bivort - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Monte Carlo - 1966 Roland Garros - 1966 Nice - 1966 Paris International Championships - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 Italian International Championships - 1966 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1966 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1966 West of England Championships - 1966 French National Championships - 1966 France vs Italy Team Match - 1966 Aix-en-Provence - 1966 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1966 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1966 Versailles - 1966 Paris International - Qualifying - 1966 Brussels Cup - 1966 Coupe de Galea - 1966 Australian Open - 1965 Nottingham - 1965 French National Championships - 1965 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1965 Tasmanian Championships - 1965 Aix-en-Provence - 1965 Auckland - 1965 Western Australia Championships - 1965 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1965 Coupe Maurice Bivort - 1965 South Australian Championships - 1964 Victorian Championships - 1964 New South Wales Championships - 1964 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1964 West of England Championships - 1964 French National Championships - 1964 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1964 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1964 Aix-en-Provence - 1964 French Covered Courts - Qualifying - 1964 Cannes Carlton - 1963 Coupe Albert Canet - 1963 Coupe Albert Canet Qualifying - 1963 Coupe Maurice Bivort - 1963

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