General Robert
Haillet
Male
France
1931-09-26
Pau, France
2011-09-26
Nice, France


About

Robert Haillet was French number 1 twice, in 1956 and 1958, and champion of France (Le National) three times in 1955, 1956 and 1958. He was one of the mainstays of the Davis Cup France team between 1952-1960, playing 23 selections for 43 matches (30 wins).

In 1960, he reached the semifinal at Roland-Garros where he was beaten by the future winner, the Italian Nicola Pietrangeli. He had reached the quarterfinal of the tournament in 1957 and 1958. He played the qualifications of the US Open 1950. He won the Monte Carlo tournament in 1958 and 1959; he had been a finalist in the 1953 Marcel Poree Cup and the 1953 Monte Carlo Summer Tournament.

Haillet staged a remarkable comeback in his fourth round match against the No. 4 seeded Budge Patty at the 1958 French Championships. Patty was leading 7-5, 5-7, 8-10, 6-4 ,5–0, 40–0 in the fifth set but could not convert his 3 match points on his service, and Haillet won 11 points in a row, saved another 2 matchpoints to 5-3 on his serve that time before finally won seven consecutive games to win the final set 7–5. He lost in the semi-final against Luis Ayala 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 who will be beaten by Mervyn Rose in the final 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Haillet reached the semifinal of the French championships in 1960 (beating Neale Fraser before losing to Nicola Pietrangeli).

Haillet turned professional in mid 1960 when he joined the pro tour of Jack Kramer.

After his professional career, he coached the Davis Cup teams of France, Italy and Spain.

In 1964, he became commercial director at Adidas where he developed the "tennis shoe Robert Haillet", which from 1970 took the name Adidas "Stan Smith".

He is the father of professional tennis player Jean-Louis Haillet. In 2009, he found his first love Francine Larroque, like him native of Pau, now a surgeon in San Francisco. They get married and live in Nice.
He dies in Nice on September 26, 2011, the day of his 80 years following a surgical operation.



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Archive statistics 1949 - 1970
30
459
278


Tournament wins 1965 - German Professional International Championships (Professional)
1965 - European Pro Tournament (Professional)
1963 - Swiss Professional Indoors (Professional)
1959 - Tournoi du TC Flandres (Amateur)
1959 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1959 - Lyon International (Amateur)
1959 - Deauville (Open)
1958 - French National Championships (Open)
1958 - Biarritz (Amateur)
1958 - Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer (Amateur)
1958 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1958 - Moskwa International (Open)
1957 - Verviers (Amateur)
1957 - Trois-Epis (Amateur)
1957 - Biarritz (Amateur)
1957 - Flanders (Amateur)
1956 - Vincennes Tennis Club (Amateur)
1956 - French National Championships (Open)
1956 - Pau (Amateur)
1956 - Barcelona International Christmas (Amateur)
1955 - Cognac (Amateur)
1955 - French National Championships (Open)
1955 - Dieppe (Amateur)
1955 - Portuguese International Championships (Open)
1954 - Cinquantenaire de L\'ogc (Amateur)
1954 - Saint-Etienne (Amateur)
1954 - Verviers (Amateur)
1953 - Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's (Amateur)
1953 - Brussels Cup (Amateur)
1952 - Évian-les-Bains (Amateur)


Tournaments St. Moritz - 1970 Roland Garros - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1967 French Professional Championship - 1966 Wembley Professional Championships - 1966 Casablanca Pros - 1966 European Pro Tournament - 1966 Barcelona Pros - 1966 French Professional Championship - 1965 Cannes Pro Championships - 1965 Wembley Professional Championships - 1965 European Pro Tournament - 1965 German Professional International Championships - 1965 Sitges Pros - 1965 French Professional Championship - 1964 Cannes Pro Championships - 1964 Wembley Professional Championships - 1964 French Pro Events - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1963 Wembley Professional Championships - 1963 Kitzbühel Pros - 1963 Swiss Professional Indoors - 1963 French Professional Championship - 1962 Wembley Professional Championships - 1962 Kramer Cup - 1962 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1962 Swedish Professional Championships - 1962 London Indoor Professionals - 1961 Professional Clay Courts - 1961 Kramer Cup - 1961 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1961 Austrian Professional Championships - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Monte Carlo - 1960 Roland Garros - 1960 Cannes Carlton - 1960 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1960 Paris International Championships - 1960 Cannes Gallia - 1960 Menton - 1960 French Professional Championship - 1960 Lausanne - 1960 London Indoor Professionals - 1960 Monte Carlo - 1959 Roland Garros - 1959 Cannes Carlton - 1959 Nice - 1959 Paris International Championships - 1959 Casablanca - 1959 Deauville - 1959 French National Championships - 1959 Lyon International - 1959 Tournoi du TC Flandres - 1959 Coupe Albert Canet - 1959 Moroccan International - 1959 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 1959 French Closed Championship - Qualifying - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 Monte Carlo - 1958 Roland Garros - 1958 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1958 Paris International Championships - 1958 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1958 South of France Championships - 1958 German International Championships - 1958 Biarritz - 1958 Deauville - 1958 Nottingham - 1958 San Remo - 1958 French National Championships - 1958 Menton - 1958 Bavarian International Championships - 1958 Asian Championships - 1958 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1958 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1958 Indian International Championships - 1958 Moskwa International - 1958 Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer - 1958 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 1958 Pakistan International Championships - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 Cannes Carlton - 1957 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1957 Paris International Championships - 1957 French Covered Court Championships - 1957 Italian International Championships - 1957 South of France Championships - 1957 German International Championships - 1957 Argentina International Championships - 1957 Biarritz - 1957 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1957 French National Championships - 1957 Baden-Baden - 1957 France vs Italy Team Match - 1957 Chilean National Championships - 1957 Coupe Faulcombridge - 1957 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1957 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1957 Verviers - 1957 Trois-Epis - 1957 Flanders - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1956 Roland Garros - 1956 US Open - 1956 Cannes Championships - 1956 Paris International Championships - 1956 Colorado Championship - 1956 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1956 French Covered Court Championships - 1956 Italian International Championships - 1956 German International Covered Court Championships - 1956 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1956 South of France Championships - 1956 Cannes Championships 2nd Meeting - 1956 French National Championships - 1956 International Club Matches - FRA - 1956 King's Cup - Final - 1956 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1956 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1956 Coupe Albert Canet - 1956 Pau - 1956 Vincennes Tennis Club - 1956 Barcelona International Christmas - 1956 Wimbledon - 1955 Monte Carlo - 1955 Roland Garros - 1955 Paris International Championships - 1955 South of France Championships - 1955 Dieppe - 1955 Biarritz - 1955 Portuguese International Championships - 1955 French National Championships - 1955 International Club Matches - FRA - 1955 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1955 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1955 Tournoi du TC Flandres - 1955 France vs. Germany - 1955 Cognac - 1955 Tennis Club de Tunis - 1955 Asnieres Indoor - 1955 Monte Carlo - 1954 Roland Garros - 1954 Paris International Championships - 1954 South of France Championships - 1954 French National Championships - 1954 France vs Italy Team Match - 1954 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1954 Verviers - 1954 Tournoi du TC Flandres - 1954 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1954 Saint-Etienne - 1954 France vs. Germany - 1954 Cinquantenaire de L\'ogc - 1954 Angers International - 1954 Roland Garros - 1953 Paris International Championships - 1953 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1953 South of France Championships - 1953 King's Cup - First Round - 1953 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1953 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1953 Monte Carlo Summer Tournament - 1953 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1953 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1953 Coupe Albert Canet - 1953 Pau - 1953 Brussels Cup - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 Paris International Championships - 1952 Queens Club Tournament - 1952 French Covered Court Championships - 1952 Évian-les-Bains - 1952 French National Championships - 1952 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1952 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 Beaulieu - 1951 Cannes Championships - 1951 Queens Club Tournament - 1951 French Covered Court Championships - 1951 French National Championships - 1951 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1951 Spa - 1951 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1951 Pau - 1951 Wimbledon - 1950 Monte Carlo - 1950 Roland Garros - 1950 Canadian International Championships - 1950 Nice - 1950 Paris International Championships - 1950 French Covered Court Championships - 1950 San Remo - 1950 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1950 US Open Qualifying - 1950 Monte Carlo Mid-Winter - 1950 Cannes LTC Winter Meeting - 1950 Monte Carlo - 1949 San Remo - 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