General Jean-Pierre (Jean)
Samazeuilh
Male
France
1891-01-17
Bordeaux, France
1965-04-13
Mérignac, Gironde, France


About

He was the fourth child and the fourth son of Joseph Marie Étienne Samazeuilh and Jeanne Marie Marguerite Seignouret.
He was the member of S.A. Villa Primerose de Bordeaux.
After he retired, he became journalist and writer.

According to William Tilden: "The New French Champion of 1921 who defeated Andre Gobert most unexpectedly in the challenge round, is an interesting player of the mental type. He is anything but French in his game. His style is rather that of the crafty American or English player than the hard-hitting Frenchman.

Samazieuhl* is an exponent of crafty patball. His service is a medium pace slice, well placed but not decisive. His ground strokes are a peculiar stiff arm chop varied at times with an equally cramped drive, yet his extreme mobility allows him to cover a tremendous amount of court, while his return, which is well disguised, is capable of great angles. His volleying is reliable but lacks severity and punch. He makes excellent low volleys, but cannot put away shoulder high balls while his overhead is not deadly.

It is Samazieuhl's* clever generalship and his ability to recover seemingly impossible shots that win matches for him. He is a comparatively new tournament player, and should improve greatly as he gains confidence and experience."

*Tilden permanently misspelled Samazeuilh's name swapping the place of the letter 'i' as well as the 'lh'.

Jean Samazeuilh, as he was known, was the brother of fellow lawn tennis players Jacques and René Samazeuilh. They were three of the six children of Joseph Samazeuilh, a banker, and Marguerite Samazeuilh (née Seignouret). An all-round sportsman, Jean Samazeuilh was runner-up in the 100 metres race at the French Athletics Championships in 1911. He was also a keen rower and canoeist, and a member of the south-western section of the French Alpine Club (Club alpin français). The holder of a degree in philosophy, Jean Samazeuilh worked for several years as a sports journalist.



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Archive statistics 1902 - 1936
7
95
50


Tournament wins 1925 - Pau (Amateur)
1925 - Bagneres de Bigorre (Amateur)
1923 - Pornic (Amateur)
1922 - Pornic (Amateur)
1921 - French National Championships (Open)
1921 - Pornic (Amateur)
1912 - Royan (Amateur)


Tournaments International Club Matches - FRA - 1936 Roland Garros - 1934 Netherlands International Championships - 1934 Pau - 1934 Roland Garros - 1933 Pau - 1933 Roland Garros - 1932 Montpellier - 1932 Roland Garros - 1931 Coupe de Noel - 1931 Paris International Championships - 1931 Coupe Albert Canet - 1931 Roland Garros - 1930 La Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose - 1930 Roland Garros - 1929 Roland Garros - 1928 Biarritz - 1928 Roland Garros - 1927 Mazamet - 1927 World University Games - 1927 Toulouse - 1927 Roland Garros - 1926 Roland Garros - 1925 Pau - 1925 Bagneres de Bigorre - 1925 Biarritz - 1924 French National Championships - 1924 Bagneres de Bigorre - 1924 La Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose - 1924 World Hardcourt Championships - 1923 French National Championships - 1923 World Covered Court Championships - 1923 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1923 Pornic - 1923 Monte Carlo - 1922 Bordeaux Tournament - 1922 French National Championships - 1922 Pau Indoor - 1922 Pornic - 1922 World Hardcourt Championships - 1921 Biarritz - 1921 French National Championships - 1921 Pornic - 1921 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1920 French National Championships - 1920 Royan - 1920 French National Championships - 1914 Lille - 1913 World Hardcourt Championships - 1912 Royan - 1912 French National Championships - 1909 Bordeaux Tournament - 1908 La Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose - 1902

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