General Hubert Louis (Umberto Luigi)
De Morpurgo
Male
Italy
1896-01-12
Trieste, Italy
1961-02-26
Geneva, Switzerland


About

A real cosmopolite, Hubert De Morpurgo was born in Triest, which was part of Austria at the time. Although his mother was English, he had a Czech passport. He studied at Oxford, lived in Paris, but travelled the world playing tennis.

He was \"recruited\" to play for Italy by Giorgio De Stefani(/ioc/show_member/224), who became an IOC member in 1951. Now styled Umberto, he became Italy\'s top player of the decade, powered by a formidable kick serve, and played in the country\'s Davis Cup squad until 1933, captaining it from 1922-1931. He reached the Wimbledon quarters in 1928 and the French semi-finals in 1930, losing to Henri Cochet. Morpugo won the Italian mixed doubles with [Lili Álvarez] in 1930, and reached the 1925 Wimbledon mixed doubles final with Liz Ryan.



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Archive statistics 1909 - 1939
25
271
205


Tournament wins 1932 - Brno (Amateur)
1932 - Czechoslovakian International Championships (Open)
1929 - Cannes Carlton (Amateur)
1929 - Beaulieu (Open)
1929 - Cannes New Courts Club (Amateur)
1929 - Monegasque Championships (Amateur)
1929 - Cannes Métropole (Amateur)
1927 - Riviera Championships (Amateur)
1926 - South of France Championships (Amateur)
1926 - Monte Carlo Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1926 - Cannes Carlton (Amateur)
1926 - Nice 2nd Meeting (Amateur)
1926 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1925 - Villa d'Este (Amateur)
1925 - Championships of Berlin (Amateur)
1925 - Gelb-Weiss T.C. International Championships (Amateur)
1925 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1924 - Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hotel) (Amateur)
1924 - Cannes Métropole (Amateur)
1924 - Austrian International Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1924 - Villa d'Este (Amateur)
1924 - French Switzerland Championships (Amateur)
1923 - Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hotel) (Amateur)
1922 - French Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1922 - Swiss International Covered Courts (ATP)


Tournaments Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1939 Kulm Carlton - 1938 Wimbledon - 1935 Essex Championships - 1935 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1933 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1932 Dresden - 1932 Brno - 1932 Championships of Upper Austria - 1932 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1931 Berlin International Covered Courts - 1931 Wimbledon - 1930 Roland Garros - 1930 Beaulieu - 1930 Cannes Carlton - 1930 Italian International Championships - 1930 Cannes Gallia - 1930 Wimbledon - 1929 Monte Carlo - 1929 Roland Garros - 1929 Beaulieu - 1929 Cannes Carlton - 1929 Cannes Métropole - 1929 Cannes Gallia - 1929 Merano - 1929 Monegasque Championships - 1929 Cannes New Courts Club - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Monte Carlo - 1927 Cannes Carlton - 1927 Riviera Championships - 1927 Nice - 1927 South of France Championships - 1927 French Switzerland Championships - 1927 Engadine Championships - 1927 Monte Carlo - 1926 Roland Garros - 1926 Beaulieu - 1926 Cannes Carlton - 1926 Nice - 1926 South of France Championships - 1926 Nice 2nd Meeting - 1926 Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1926 Wimbledon - 1925 Monte Carlo - 1925 Beaulieu - 1925 Riviera Championships - 1925 Nice - 1925 South of France Championships - 1925 Championships of Berlin - 1925 Villa d'Este - 1925 Gelb-Weiss T.C. International Championships - 1925 Engadine Championships - 1925 Monte Carlo - 1924 Austrian International Championships - 1924 Beaulieu - 1924 Cannes Carlton - 1924 Cannes Championships - 1924 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1924 Riviera Championships - 1924 Nice - 1924 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1924 South of France Championships - 1924 Prussian Championships - 1924 Championships of Berlin - 1924 Cannes Métropole - 1924 French Switzerland Championships - 1924 Villa d'Este - 1924 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1924 Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hotel) - 1924 Monte Carlo - 1923 Cannes Carlton - 1923 Riviera Championships - 1923 Nice - 1923 South of France Championships - 1923 World Hardcourt Championships - 1923 Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hotel) - 1923 Wimbledon - 1922 French Covered Court Championships - 1922 World Hardcourt Championships - 1922 World Covered Court Championships - 1922 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1922 Lausanne Sports - 1922 Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hotel) - 1922 World Hardcourt Championships - 1921 World Hardcourt Championships - 1914 Wien (Vienna) - 1914 Karlsbad Cup - 1914 Évian-les-Bains - 1913 Luzern - 1913 French Covered Court Championships - 1911 French Switzerland Championships - 1910 Lausanne Autumn Meeting - 1910 Évian-les-Bains - 1909

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