General Tadeusz
Nowicki
Male
Poland
1946-08-07
Łódź, Poland


About

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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Archive statistics 1965 - 1980
16
221
116


Tournament wins 1977 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1977 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1976 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1975 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1973 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1973 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1973 - Menton (Open)
1973 - Beaulieu (Open)
1972 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1971 - Montana-Vermala (Open)
1971 - Geneva International Championship (Amateur)
1971 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1970 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1969 - Northern India (Amateur)
1969 - Rajasthan Championships (Amateur)
1967 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)


Tournaments Polish National Championships - 1980 Polish International Championships - 1979 Polish National Championships - 1979 World Team Cup - 1978 Czechoslovak International Covered Courts - 1978 Polish International Championships - 1977 Polish National Championships - 1977 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1977 Czechoslovak International Covered Courts - 1977 Polish Indoor - 1976 Polish National Championships - 1976 European Amateur Championship - 1976 King's Cup - Second Division - 1976 Polish International Championships - 1975 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1975 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1975 Polish Indoor - 1975 Polish National Championships - 1975 European Amateur Championship - 1975 Wimbledon - 1974 Roland Garros - 1974 Austrian International Championships - 1974 German International Covered Court Championships - 1974 Polish International Championships - 1974 Oslo International - 1974 Bastad - 1974 Augsburg WCT Qualification Torunament - 1974 Wimbledon - 1973 Roland Garros - 1973 Beaulieu - 1973 Nice - 1973 German International Covered Court Championships - 1973 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1973 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1973 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1973 Polish International Championships - 1973 Menton - 1973 Moskwa International - 1973 Polish Indoor - 1973 Polish National Championships - 1973 European Amateur Championship - 1973 Prague Open - 1973 Monte Carlo - 1972 Roland Garros - 1972 Kent Championships - 1972 Menton - 1972 Scandinavian Championships - 1972 Gstaad - 1972 Travemünde International - 1972 USSR International Championships - 1972 USSR Indoors - 1972 Nice Mediterranean T.C. - 1972 Polish Indoor - 1972 Polish National Championships - 1972 European Amateur Championship - 1972 Roland Garros - 1971 Geneva International Championship - 1971 Montana-Vermala - 1971 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1971 Hungarian International Championships - 1971 King's Cup - First Round a - 1971 Polish National Championships - 1971 Roland Garros - 1970 Championships of Berlin - 1970 Kent Championships - 1970 Polish International Championships - 1970 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1970 Sicilian International Championships - 1970 Catania - 1970 Napoli (minor tournament) - 1970 Reggio Calabria - 1970 USSR Indoors - 1970 Polish Indoor - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 Polish International Championships - 1969 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1969 Northern India - 1969 Asian Championships - 1969 Catania - 1969 Napoli (minor tournament) - 1969 Parioli - 1969 USSR International Championships - 1969 East India and All Assam Hardcourts - 1969 Madhya Pradesh State Championships - 1969 Rajasthan Championships - 1969 Central India Championships - 1969 King's Cup - First Round a - 1969 King's Cup - Second Round c - 1969 King's Cup - Quarter Final b - 1969 European Amateur Championship - 1969 Roland Garros - 1968 Beaulieu - 1968 Cannes Championships - 1968 Italian International Championships - 1968 South of France Championships - 1968 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1968 Menton - 1968 King's Cup - Second Round b - 1968 USSR International Championships - 1968 Moskwa International - 1968 Roland Garros - 1967 Italian International Championships - 1967 Kent Championships - 1967 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1967 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1967 Moskwa International - 1967 Polish Indoor - 1967 Zinnowitz - 1967 King's Cup - Quarter Final b - 1967 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1966 Romanian International Championship - 1966 Coupe de Galea - 1966 Zinnowitz - 1966 Scandinavian Championships - 1965 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1965

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