General Giordano
Majoli
Male
Italy
1943-09-29
Piacenza, Italy


About

He won six medals at the Summer Universiade from 1963 to 1967. In 1966 he won the Italian Tennis Championships and has played 19 times in Davis Cup. He reached the third round of the singles event at the 1967 Wimbledon Championships. He is currently General Manager of Alpina Maglierie Sportive S.p.A, a manufacturer of sportswear under the brand Australian.

After being Italian junior champion for two consecutive years (1960 and 1961), he won - overturning every forecast - the absolute Italian championships, defeating Nicola Pietrangeli for 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in three sets in 1966. He also competed for the title with Pietrangeli the following year, yielding only to the fifth set, for 6-1, 0-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

He was also four times Italian doubles champion: once paired with Sergio Tacchini (1966), twice with Nicola Pietrangeli (1970 and 1971) and once with Gianni Ocleppo (1976). He won the title, twice, also in mixed doubles, paired with Lea Pericoli (1971 and 1972). In 1972 he became the doubles Italian indoor champion together with Pietro Marzano.

In his career he won six medals at the Universiade, in three different editions (1963, 1965, 1967).

He played 19 times in the Davis Cup, making his debut victoriously in 1964 against Egypt, deployed as a result. In the remainder of the tournament he played twice in doubles with Nicola Pietrangeli, winning against Rhodesia and losing against the Swedes Jan-Erik Lundquist and Ulf Schmidt. In 1965, he held the first round against Portugal and won all three matches. In the second round he is lined up only in doubles, with Pietrangeli, losing to the Brazilians Barnes and Mandarino. The following year he was victorious in doubles, in the first round, paired with Gaetano Di Maso; returns to play in the semifinals, always in doubles with Di Maso, but losing in five sets against the South Africans Diepraam-McMillan. Returns to the first round of the 1967 tournament, against Austria, winning all three matches, including the doubles, paired with Vittorio Crotta; identical results in the three quarter-final matches, against Luxembourg. In the 1967 semi-final, against Brazil, Maioli loses the first match from Koch and in doubles, with Crotta; while the last irrelevant match, with Mandarin, is interrupted at 5-5, in the fifth set. In 1972 he was a non-national captain. After five years of absence he made his last appearances on the field in 1973, in doubles with Pietro Marzano, losing both in the semifinals against Spain and in the final against Czechoslovakia.

In the 1963 edition of the Internazionali d'Italia he reached the quarter-finals. In 1964 he won the Knokke Le Zoute tournament by beating Belgian Drossart by 6-4, 6-1. In 1966 he won the Tournament of Viareggio, beating the Brazilian José Edison Mandarino for 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, after eliminating Martin Mulligan and Beppe Merlo. In the same year he also won the Senigallia Tournament.

In Grand Slam tournaments, he never went beyond the third round, the Wimbledon Tournament (1966) and the second round, at Roland Garros (1966 and 1967).



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Archive statistics 1960 - 1974
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211
114


Tournament wins 1966 - Viareggio (Amateur)
1966 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1964 - Knokke Le-Zoute (Amateur)
1963 - Coupe de Galea (Open)


Tournaments Italian National Covered Courts - 1974 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1973 Senigallia - 1973 Italian National Covered Courts - 1973 Italian International Championships - 1972 Italian National Covered Courts - 1972 Italian International Championships - 1971 Senigallia - 1971 Bologna Indoor - 1971 Terracina - 1971 Reggio Emilia - 1971 World University Games - 1970 European Amateur Championship - 1970 France vs Italy Team Match - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Monte Carlo - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 Queens Club Tournament - 1967 Italian International Championships - 1967 South of France Championships - 1967 Natal Championships - 1967 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1967 Sicilian International Championships - 1967 Napoli - 1967 Mediterranean Games - 1967 Western Province - 1967 Catania - 1967 Viareggio - 1967 South American Championship - 1967 Sao Paulo International - 1967 Orange Free State - 1967 World University Games - 1967 Porto Alegre - 1967 Rio De Janeiro International - 1967 Peru International Championships - 1967 Eastern Province - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Monte Carlo - 1966 Roland Garros - 1966 Nice - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 Italian International Championships - 1966 Menton - 1966 King's Cup - Final - 1966 France vs Italy Team Match - 1966 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1966 Napoli - 1966 Catania - 1966 Viareggio - 1966 Border Championships Second Edition - 1966 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1966 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1966 Brussels Cup - 1966 Roland Garros - 1965 Italian International Championships - 1965 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1965 King's Cup - Second Round b - 1965 France vs Italy Team Match - 1965 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1965 Napoli - 1965 Cannes Montfleury - 1965 Catania - 1965 King's Cup - First Round a - 1965 World University Games - 1965 Wimbledon - 1964 Monte Carlo - 1964 Roland Garros - 1964 US Open - 1964 Italian International Championships - 1964 San Remo - 1964 France vs Italy Team Match - 1964 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1964 Sicilian International Championships - 1964 Napoli - 1964 Catania - 1964 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1964 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1964 Salerno - 1964 Coupe Centropa - under 23's - 1964 Wimbledon - 1963 Cannes Carlton - 1963 Nice - 1963 Italian International Championships - 1963 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1963 Napoli - 1963 Viareggio - 1963 Trofeo Bonfiglio - 1963 World University Games - 1963 Brussels Cup - 1963 Coupe de Galea - 1963 Nice - Qualifying - 1963 Coupe Maurice Bivort - 1963 Coupe Centropa - under 23's - 1963 Coupe de Galea - 1962 Barcelona Covered Courts - 1962 Coupe Maurice Bivort - 1962 Barcino Club - 1962 Viareggio - 1961 Trofeo Bonfiglio - 1961 Milano International - 1961 Trofeo Bonfiglio - 1960 Lesa - 1960

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