General Jan
Kozeluh (Koželuh)
Male
Czechoslovakia
1904-01-29
Praha (Prague), Czechoslovakia
1979-06-04
Florida, United States of America


About

Jan Kozeluh was the son of Josef and Maria Kozeluh, one of 7 brothers and two sisters. All six brothers and one sister were active in sports, a new phenomenon of that era. Karel, the most notable of the Kozeluh family, achieved his fame as one of the first professional players in tennis, soccer, and field and ice hockey.

Jan, said by some to be the most talented of them all, remained an amateur throughout his career. He was the Czech national singles and doubles champion 1925-1928 as well as a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 1926 and 1927. He played many matches for the Czechoslovakia Davis Cup team 1924-1930. His highest world ranking was World No. 10 in 1927. Although Karel continued to play at a top level on the professional tennis circuit until he was in his forties, Jan ended his amateur career in the mid 1930s, which many considered a mistake. Afterwards, he lived in Florida, where he gave tennis lessons until his death.



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Archive statistics 1923 - 1945
10
104
71


Tournament wins 1932 - Bohemian Championships (Amateur)
1932 - Central Bohemia Championships (Amateur)
1929 - Praha (Prague) (Open)
1929 - Trieste (Amateur)
1928 - Beaulieu (Open)
1927 - Beaulieu (Open)
1927 - Central Bohemia Championships (Amateur)
1926 - Austrian International Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1925 - Hainz memorial (Amateur)
1925 - Austrian International Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)


Tournaments US Pro Championships - 1945 Southeastern Professional - 1942 White Sulphur Springs Open - 1941 North and South Professional Tournament - 1941 Olympia International Tennis Tournament - 1939 White Sulphur Springs Open - 1938 Roland Garros - 1933 Strasbourg - 1933 Beaulieu - 1932 Riviera Championships - 1932 Bohemian Championships - 1932 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1931 Wimbledon - 1930 Austrian International Championships - 1930 Beaulieu - 1930 South of France Championships - 1930 Wimbledon - 1929 Monte Carlo - 1929 Beaulieu - 1929 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1929 Praha (Prague) - 1929 Trieste - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Monte Carlo - 1928 Beaulieu - 1928 Nice - 1928 R.C. Canottieri Roma - 1928 Wimbledon - 1927 Monte Carlo - 1927 Beaulieu - 1927 Czechoslovakia National Indoors - 1927 Wimbledon - 1926 Roland Garros - 1926 Austrian International Championships - 1926 Austrian International Championships - 1925 Hainz memorial - 1925 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1924 Hainz memorial - 1923

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