General Andrzej
Licis
Male
Poland
1932-09-10
Olkusz, Poland
2019-04-17
Evian, France


About

e also played, among others He played football, table tennis or golf, and practiced skating, but he was successful in tennis. In 1947, he was in the top ten juniors of the country for the first time, and in 1950 he won the Polish U18 Championship. He won the first title in the seniors' singles in Wrocław in 1953, defeating Józef Piątek in five sets, although his rival was already leading 6: 2, 6: 2, 5: 2 and 40-15 with own service!
Among older tennis fans in our country, a discussion continues to this day: who was better - him or Władysław Skonecki. The dispute, as usual on such occasions, is rather academic, the more that they were separated by more than 12 years of age difference, so in direct clashes the younger Licis had it easier. The same Skonecki persuaded him to emigrate in sports (in his footsteps), because this was the only way to make an international career in tennis. Licis hesitated for a long time, but finally, in May 1960, he refused to return to Poland from his Roland Garros trip and stayed in France for good. By the decision of the PZT, he was then disqualified for life, which of course did not prevent him from appearing in the most important tournaments - he repeatedly competed at Wimbledon and in Paris. In 1960, Roland Garros was eliminated in the first round in five sets with Rod Lager (who already headed for the Grand Slam that season, which he finally did for the first time two years later), but triumphed in a consolation tournament, defeating Martin Mulligan (a Wimbledon finalist a month later ) and Bob Hewitt.
He studied at the Sorbonne, worked with youth in the French Tennis Federation (he led, among others, the French junior team at the unofficial Orange Bowl world championship, Patrice Dominguez left one of his training groups). He later worked as a tennis coach in Évian in the south of France and combined it with another passion for sports - golf, where he eventually became a professional (26th place in the French ranking). In 1973 he was granted French citizenship. His tennis partners included famous politician Jacques Chaban-Delmas (Prime Minister of France in 1969–1972).
In 2001 - on the initiative of former activists Kordian Tarasiewicz and editor Czesław Ludwiczek - the penalty of disqualification was symbolically canceled by the PZT, and three years later Andrzej Licis participated in the international tournament of veterans in Katowice.

Club: Pogoń / Stal / Baildon Katowice.
Coaches: ???

Australian Open: Never played.
Roland Garros - single: 4 times 1/32 finals (1957, 1960, 1961 and 1964), 5 times 1/64 (1958, 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1966).
Wimbledon - single: 1/32 finals (1958), 6 times 1/64 (1957, 1960, 1963-1965 and 1967); Doubles: 1/16 (with Władysław Skonecki 1957).
US National - single: 1/32 finals (1962).

Davis Cup: 1956–1960; 10 matches, 10 wins / 9 defeats - single 10/9, doubles 0/0.

Wins over the world's top competitors: Wilhelm Bungert, Ashley Cooper, Jaroslav Drobný, Pierre Darmon, Sven Davidson, Bob Hewitt, Alfred Huber, Martin Mulligan, Kurt Nielsen, Nicola Pietrangeli, Orlando Sirola.

PZT classification: 5th (1951), 8th (1952), 2nd (1953), 3rd (1954), 2nd (1955), 1st (1956), 2nd (1957, 1958), 3-4 . (1959).
Polish champion titles (without MMP): 9.
National MP - single: 4 times winner (1953 and 1956–1958) and finalist (1955); doubles: finalist (with Wiesław Gąsiorek 1958); mix: twice winner (with Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 1956 and 1959).
Hall MP - single: 3 times winner (1953, 1956 and 1958) and 2 times finalist (1954 and 1957).



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Archive statistics 1948 - 1973
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350
184


Tournament wins 1965 - Coupe Grenillet (Amateur)
1965 - Cannes Carlton (Amateur)
1965 - Cannes Montfleury (Amateur)
1965 - Monte Carlo Mid-Winter (Amateur)
1964 - Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Amateur)
1963 - Tunisia Championships (Amateur)
1963 - Avignon (Amateur)
1961 - Freudenstadt (Amateur)
1960 - La Baule 2nd meeting (Open)
1960 - Roland Garros Consolation (Open)
1960 - Deauville (Open)
1958 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)
1958 - Bulgarian International Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)
1956 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)


Tournaments Lons-Le-Saunier - 1973 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1970 Monte Carlo - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 Queensland Championships - 1969 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1969 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1969 French Covered Court Championships - 1968 Coupe Andre Ewbank - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 South of France Championships - 1967 Strasbourg - 1967 Évian-les-Bains - 1967 Coupe Albert Canet - 1967 Monte Carlo - 1966 Roland Garros - 1966 St. Moritz - 1966 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1966 British Hard Court Championships - 1966 Évian-les-Bains - 1966 London Hard Courts - 1966 D\' Asnières - 1966 Surrey - 1966 St. Moritz Suvretta - 1966 Villars - 1966 Nimes - 1966 Valence b - 1966 Wimbledon - 1965 Monte Carlo - 1965 Roland Garros - 1965 Beaulieu - 1965 Cannes Carlton - 1965 Cannes Championships - 1965 Nice - 1965 Queens Club Tournament - 1965 Surrey Championships - 1965 Cannes Montfleury - 1965 Monte Carlo Mid-Winter - 1965 Havant - 1965 Versailles - 1965 Villars - 1965 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 1965 Cardiff - 1965 Coupe Grenillet - 1965 Wimbledon - 1964 Monte Carlo - 1964 Roland Garros - 1964 Cannes Championships - 1964 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1964 Nice - 1964 Évian-les-Bains - 1964 British Covered Court Championships - 1964 Madrid - 1964 Palace Hotel - 1964 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1964 Aix-en-Provence - 1964 Grenoble International - 1964 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - 1964 Carlyon Bay - 1964 Arcachon - 1964 La Baule - 1964 Wimbledon - 1963 Monte Carlo - 1963 Roland Garros - 1963 Beaulieu - 1963 Cannes Carlton - 1963 Cannes Championships - 1963 Nice - 1963 Queens Club Tournament - 1963 British Hard Court Championships - 1963 Kent Championships - 1963 Menton - 1963 British Covered Court Championships - 1963 Palace Hotel - 1963 Cannes Montfleury - 1963 London Hard Courts - 1963 Gstaad - 1963 Coupe Albert Canet - 1963 Avignon - 1963 Moroccan International - 1963 Tunisia Championships - 1963 Oberstdorf - 1963 Carlyon Bay - 1963 Nice - Qualifying - 1963 Lyon (Winter) - 1963 Monte Carlo - 1962 Roland Garros - 1962 US Open - 1962 Swiss International Championships - 1962 Cannes Carlton - 1962 Italian International Championships - 1962 German International Covered Court Championships - 1962 Montana-Vermala - 1962 Cap d 'Antibes - 1962 Menton - 1962 Wiesbaden Championships - 1962 British Covered Court Championships - 1962 Palace Hotel - 1962 Sicilian International Championships - 1962 Napoli - 1962 Reggio Calabria - 1962 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1962 Lyon International - 1962 Moroccan International - 1962 Sorrento - 1962 French Covered Courts - Qualifying - 1962 Carlyon Bay - 1962 La Baule - 1962 Monte Carlo - 1961 Roland Garros - 1961 Cannes Championships - 1961 Italian International Championships - 1961 West of England Championships - 1961 Cap d 'Antibes - 1961 Baden-Baden - 1961 Menton - 1961 Lausanne - 1961 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1961 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 1961 Freiburg - 1961 Freudenstadt - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Roland Garros - 1960 German International Championships - 1960 Kent Championships - 1960 Le Touquet - 1960 Deauville - 1960 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1960 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1960 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1960 Roland Garros Consolation - 1960 Moroccan International - 1960 La Baule 2nd meeting - 1960 Royan - Second Meeting - 1960 Monte Carlo - 1959 Roland Garros - 1959 Cannes Championships - 1959 Italian International Championships - 1959 Polish International Championships - 1959 Polish National Championships - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 Monte Carlo - 1958 Roland Garros - 1958 Cannes Championships - 1958 Queens Club Tournament - 1958 South of France Championships - 1958 German International Championships - 1958 Cannes Gallia - 1958 Polish International Championships - 1958 Menton - 1958 Gallia - 1958 Grunewald - 1958 Polish Indoor - 1958 Bulgarian International Championships - 1958 Polish National Championships - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1957 South of France Championships - 1957 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1957 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1957 Hungarian International Championships - 1957 Polish International Championships - 1957 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1957 Nations' Cup (Egypt) - 1957 Polish Indoor - 1957 Sweden vs. Poland International Match - 1957 Polish National Championships - 1957 South of France Championships - 1956 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1956 Hungarian International Championships - 1956 Polish International Championships - 1956 Warsaw vs. Copenhagen - 1956 Polish Indoor - 1956 Polish National Championships - 1956 Brussels Cup - 1956 Roland Garros - 1955 Polish National Championships - 1955 Polish Indoor - 1954 Hungarian International Championships - 1953 Polish Indoor - 1953 Polish National Championships - 1953 Polish International Championships - 1952 Polish National Championships - 1952 World University Games - 1951 Polish National Championships - 1951 Polish International Championships - 1950 Polish International Championships - 1949 Polish International Championships - 1948

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