One of the best Polish tennis players of the post-war period. A graduate of the Lodz school (MKT), then for many years the support of the Warsaw Legia, whose team with him in the composition, most often playing as the first racket, won the Polish championship 8 times.
A stylish, elegant player with a weaker - practically only sliding - backhand. Internationally, he has not achieved as much success as he could without a doubt. Like the vast majority of our tennis players, whose career took place in the People's Republic of Poland, he rarely traveled abroad - and if anything, then not to mainstream tournaments, but to "fellow demoludes" or competed with representatives of these countries in Poland. He has won, for example, the International Polish Championships, in singles (4 times) and doubles (7), as well as doubles in the European Amateur Championships (3 titles with three partners). 15 times in a row (1966–1980) he played in the doubles final of the Polish national championship - with 5 partners, he won 12 of these matches. He won the Virgin Mary twice in all three competitions in one tournament (1973 and 1976). He has a total of 30 titles of the Polish champion (on open courts and in the hall), which is the best achievement in the history of our tennis among men. Wiesław Gąsiorek (29) is slightly behind him, but he has won more of the most prestigious singles trophies - 14, compared to "only" 6. Nowicki. Władysław Skonecki (26) is third in the all-time ranking of the MP (26). On the other hand, Tadeusz Nowicki is the vice-chairman of Poland in terms of the number of as many as 16 seasons (almost in a row, because with only one break) of appearances in the Davis Cup - behind Marcin Matkowski (19, also with one break).
His greatest Grand Slam success was the fourth round of Roland Garros 1971 - he then lost 1: 6, 1: 6, 6: 3, 5: 7 in the quarter-finals against Ilie Năstase (the Romanian will become the first ATP leader in history two years later). He can also boast victories over two outstanding players at the threshold of their professional careers: Björn Borg (Nice 1973) and Ivan Lendl (Katowice 1977). In this Nice tournament, the ATP reached the semi-finals and also reached the quarter-finals of events of comparable rank in Kitzbühel and Båstad. A rare feat was the victory in the Hungarian MM final in 1977 over leading host player István Gulyás (Roland Garros 1966 finalist) in the "lion's cave" after losing the first two sets.
Towards the end of his career, Tadeusz Nowicki began to train others (in the 1981 season he was the captain of the Daviscup team) and he dabbled in it for the next several dozen years. Mainly in Germany, where he moved permanently in 1982.
He is the younger brother of tennis player Wielisław (Wiesław) and the father of tennis player Dariusz - all three represented the country in the Davis Cup. It is the only such Polish family and who knows if it is also unique among men on a global scale ... Because in the women's Federation Cup, the three sisters Manuel, Katerina and Magdalena Malejewe are better, as well as their mother Julia Berberjan, who plays in Bulgaria.
Clubs: MKT Łódź, Legia Warsaw.
Coaches: Józef and Walerian Nowicki, Tadeusz Piotrowski, Jan Radzio, Zbigniew Bełdowski.
He played in professional tournaments in the period: 1968–1975. The highest place in the ATP ranking in career - single: 119th (October 15, 1973; eighth among Poles of all time); Doubles: unclassified. Bilans w WS / ATP / WCT / DC - single: 23/26; Doubles: 9/20.
Australian Open and US Open: He didn't play.
Roland Garros - single: 1/8 finals (1971); 4 times 1/32 (1969, 1970, 1972 and 1973); 3 times 1/64 (1967, 1968 and 1974); Doubles: 1/16 finals (1971); 4 times 1/32 (1969, 1970, 1972 and 1974).
Wimbledon - single: 3 times 1/64 finals (1969, 1973 and 1974); Doubles: 1/16 finals (1969); 2 times 1/32 (1970 and 1973). Quarterfinalist of the junior single 1960.
European Amateurs Championship: 1969 Turin - single semi-final, doubles final (with Mieczysław Rybarczyk) and mixed semi-final (with Barbara Kral); 1971 Luxembourg - title in doubles (with Wiesław Gąsiorek) and semi-final of the mix (with Danuta Wieczorek); 1972 Budapest - mixed semi-final (with Wieczorek); 1973 Pescara - title in doubles (with Wojciech Fibak) and semi-final of the mix (with Kral); 1975 Vienna - title in doubles (with Jacek Niedźwiedzki); 1976 Přerov (CSRS) - doubles final (with Niedźwiedzki).
Davis Cup: 1965–1981; 25 matches, 18 wins / 28 losses - single 7/15, doubles 11/13. Playing Captain (1981) and Captain (2002); balances: 0/1 and 5/0.
PZT classification: 2nd (1965), 2-3 (1966), 4th (1967), 3rd (1968 and 1969), 2nd (1970), 1st (1971-1973), 4th (1974), 3-4. (1975), 2. (1976), 8. (1977), 3. (1979), 7. (1980), 4. (1981).
Polish champion titles (excluding MMP): 30 (the highest number in history among men).
National MP - single: 5 times winner (1971–1973, 1976 and 1977) and 2 times finalist (1979 and 1980); doubles: winner 12 times (with Wielisław Nowicki 1966, Mieczysław Rybarczyk 1968 and 1970, Bronisław Lewandowski 1969, Jacek Niedźwiedzki 1971–1973 and 1976 and Henryk Drzymalski 1977–1980) and a finalist 3 times (with Lewandowski 1967 and Niedźwiedzki 1974 and 1975); mixed: 5 times winner (with Barbara Olszowska 1968, Danuta Rylska 1969 and 1971 and Barbara Kral 1973 and 1976) and 2 times a finalist (with Rylska 1970 and 1972).
Halowe MP - single: winner (1967) and 5 times finalist (1970, 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976); doubles: winner 7 times (with Adam Mincberg 1967 and 1970, Lewandowski 1968, Niedźwiedzki 1972, 1973 and 1976 and Drzymalski 1979).
International MP - single: 4 times winner (1970, 1973, 1975 and 1977) and 2 times finalist (1974 and 1979); doubles: winner 7 times (with W. Nowicki 1966, Lewandowski 1969, Gąsiorek 1971, Niedźwiedzki 1972 and 1973 and Drzymalski 1977 and 1981) and a finalist 6 times (with Rybarczyk 1970, Niedźwiedzki 1974 and Drzymalski 1976 and 1978–1980); mixed: twice a finalist (with Wieczorek 1966 and Kral 1973).
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