General Nicola
Pietrangeli
Male
Italy
1933-09-11
Tunis, Tunisia


About

Pietrangeli appeared in four men's singles finals at Roland Garros – winning the title in 1959 and 1960, and finishing runner-up in 1961 and 1964. He also won the Roland Garros men's doubles title in 1959 (together with Orlando Sirola), and the mixed doubles in 1958.
At Wimbledon, Pietrangeli was a single semifinalist in 1960, when he lost to Rod Laver in 5 sets (6–4, 3–6, 8–10, 6–2, 6–4).
He won also the Internazionali d'Italia in 1957 and 1961 and was ranked World No. 3 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph in 1959 and 1960 and also by Ned Potter in 1961.

A master finesse player who proudly represented Italy in Davis Cup competition from his early twenties deep into his thirties.
A masterful match player and tireless campaigner, he set an astonishing record by winning 120 of 164 matches in Cup play.
He was a player on the Italian teams which reached the Davis Cup final in 1960 and 1961. Both finals were played on grass courts in Australia, and the Italians were not able to overcome the strong Australian team which included Rod Laver, Roy Emerson and Neale Fraser.

Stylish and elegant, Pietrangeli was a crowd favorite nearly everywhere he went. Most comfortable from the baseline, he acquitted himself ably in every facet of the game.

After retiring (1973) as a player, Pietrangeli became Italy's Davis Cup team captain and guided them to winning their first-ever Davis Cup in 1976.

Pietrangeli was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1986.

On his 73rd birthday, the old tennis stadium in Foro Italico of Rome was named in his honour; he is among the very few tennis players to have received such an honour while still living (others include Laver and Margaret Court).



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Archive statistics 1950 - 1973
67
1068
748


Tournament wins 1970 - Lebanon International Championship (Open)
1969 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1968 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1968 - Napoli (minor tournament) (Amateur)
1968 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1967 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1967 - Parioli (Open)
1967 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1966 - Parioli (Open)
1966 - Napoli (Open)
1966 - Sassari International (Open)
1966 - Gottskaer (Open)
1966 - Villa d'Este (Amateur)
1965 - Novara (Amateur)
1965 - Ortisei (Amateur)
1965 - Viareggio (Amateur)
1965 - Lesa (Amateur)
1965 - Argentina International Championships (Open)
1965 - Porto Alegre (Amateur)
1965 - Rio De Janeiro International (Amateur)
1965 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1964 - Napoli (Open)
1964 - Sicilian International Championships (Amateur)
1964 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1963 - San Remo (Amateur)
1963 - Argentina International Championships (Open)
1963 - Sicilian International Championships (Amateur)
1963 - Mediterranean Games (Open)
1963 - Gstaad (ATP)
1963 - Wiesbaden Championships (Amateur)
1962 - Coupe Ambrosoli (Amateur)
1961 - Napoli (Open)
1961 - Mendoza (Amateur)
1961 - International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria (Open)
1961 - Sao Paulo International (Amateur)
1961 - Santa Fe (Amateur)
1961 - International Championships of Egypt - Cairo (Open)
1961 - Lausanne (Amateur)
1961 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1961 - Italian International Championships ()
1960 - German International Championships ()
1960 - International Championships of Egypt - Cairo (Open)
1960 - Njaard Cup (Amateur)
1960 - Knokke Le-Zoute (Amateur)
1960 - San Remo (Amateur)
1960 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1960 - Finland National Indoors (Open)
1959 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1959 - International Championships of Egypt - Cairo (Open)
1959 - Napoli (Open)
1959 - Catania (Open)
1959 - Casablanca (Open)
1959 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1959 - Ischia (Amateur)
1958 - Italian Nationals (Closed) (Open)
1958 - Sicilian International Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Czechoslovakian International Championships (Open)
1958 - International Championships of Egypt - Cairo (Open)
1957 - Italian International Championships ()
1956 - Viareggio (Amateur)
1956 - Ortisei (Amateur)
1956 - Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's (Amateur)
1956 - Brazilian International (Amateur)
1955 - Wiesbaden Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Sicilian International Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Messina (Amateur)
1954 - Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's (Amateur)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1973 Roland Garros - 1973 Italian International Championships - 1973 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1973 Wimbledon - 1972 Roland Garros - 1972 Queens Club Tournament - 1972 Italian International Championships - 1972 US International Indoor Championships - 1972 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1972 German International Championships - 1972 South African Championships - 1972 Belgian International Championships - 1972 Madrid - 1972 Italian National Covered Courts - 1972 Clean Air Classic - 1972 Des Moines International Indoors - 1972 Reggio Emilia - 1972 Roland Garros - 1971 Italian International Championships - 1971 South African Championships - 1971 Natal Championships - 1971 King's Cup - Final - 1971 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1971 Las Palmas - 1971 La Coruna - 1971 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1971 Bolzano International Championships - 1971 Bologna Indoor - 1971 Croatian International Championships - 1971 Reggio Emilia - 1971 Wimbledon - 1970 Monte Carlo - 1970 Roland Garros - 1970 Italian International Championships - 1970 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1970 Lebanon International Championship - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Monte Carlo - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1969 Conde de Godo - 1969 France vs Italy Team Match - 1969 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1969 Napoli - 1969 Catania - 1969 Reggio Calabria - 1969 Crystal Palace - 1969 Parioli - 1969 Ortisei - 1969 Senigallia - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Monte Carlo - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1968 Italian International Championships - 1968 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1968 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1968 Conde de Godo - 1968 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1968 Sicilian International Championships - 1968 Napoli - 1968 Viareggio - 1968 Napoli (minor tournament) - 1968 Parioli - 1968 Ortisei - 1968 Senigallia - 1968 Olympic Exhibition - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Monte Carlo - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 Capri - 1967 Italian International Championships - 1967 France vs Italy Team Match - 1967 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1967 Sicilian International Championships - 1967 Napoli - 1967 Mediterranean Games - 1967 Catania - 1967 Viareggio - 1967 Napoli (minor tournament) - 1967 Parioli - 1967 Ortisei - 1967 Real Madrid International - 1967 Senigallia - 1967 Messina - 1967 King's Cup - Second Round c - 1967 Lys International Grass Championships - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Monte Carlo - 1966 Roland Garros - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 Italian International Championships - 1966 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1966 King's Cup - Final - 1966 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1966 Brazil Championships - 1966 Napoli - 1966 Villa d'Este - 1966 Catania - 1966 Viareggio - 1966 Napoli (minor tournament) - 1966 South American Championship - 1966 Parioli - 1966 Bastad - 1966 Ortisei - 1966 Real Madrid International - 1966 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1966 Sassari International - 1966 Gottskaer - 1966 La Paz Round Robin - 1966 Wimbledon - 1965 Roland Garros - 1965 US Open - 1965 Swiss International Championships - 1965 Queens Club Tournament - 1965 Italian International Championships - 1965 US International Indoor Championships - 1965 Dixie Championships - 1965 Argentina International Championships - 1965 France vs Italy Team Match - 1965 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1965 Sicilian International Championships - 1965 Napoli - 1965 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1965 Altamira International Invitation - 1965 Colombia International - 1965 Mexico International - 1965 Catania - 1965 Viareggio - 1965 Bastad - 1965 Gstaad - 1965 Ortisei - 1965 Porto Alegre - 1965 Rio De Janeiro International - 1965 Lesa - 1965 Trinidad International - 1965 Barbados - 1965 Riccione - 1965 Novara - 1965 Wimbledon - 1964 Monte Carlo - 1964 Roland Garros - 1964 US Open - 1964 Swiss International Championships - 1964 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1964 Pacific Coast Championship - 1964 French Covered Court Championships - 1964 Italian International Championships - 1964 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1964 German International Championships - 1964 Argentina International Championships - 1964 Deauville - 1964 San Remo - 1964 France vs Italy Team Match - 1964 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1964 Pan American Championships - 1964 Sicilian International Championships - 1964 Napoli - 1964 Altamira International Invitation - 1964 Colombia International - 1964 Catania - 1964 Gstaad - 1964 Kitzbühel - 1964 Caracas - Consolation - 1964 Italy vs. Yugoslavia International Matches - 1964 Quebec Open - 1964 Wimbledon - 1963 Monte Carlo - 1963 Roland Garros - 1963 Nice - 1963 Italian International Championships - 1963 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1963 German International Championships - 1963 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1963 Argentina International Championships - 1963 Belgian International Championships - 1963 San Remo - 1963 Baden-Baden - 1963 Conde de Godo - 1963 Wiesbaden Championships - 1963 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1963 Sicilian International Championships - 1963 Napoli - 1963 Mediterranean Games - 1963 Viareggio - 1963 Gstaad - 1963 Travemünde International - 1963 Antwerpen International - 1963 Chile International - 1963 Milan Indoors - 1963 Wimbledon - 1962 Roland Garros - 1962 US Open - 1962 Queens Club Tournament - 1962 Italian International Championships - 1962 South African Championships - 1962 King's Cup - Final - 1962 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1962 Viareggio - 1962 King's Cup - Semi-Final b - 1962 Milan Indoors - 1962 Ignis International - 1962 Coupe Ambrosoli - 1962 King's Cup - Second Round d - 1962 Wimbledon - 1961 Monte Carlo - 1961 Roland Garros - 1961 Victorian Championships - 1961 Italian International Championships - 1961 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1961 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1961 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1961 Wien (Vienna) - 1961 Argentina International Championships - 1961 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1961 Lausanne - 1961 Napoli - 1961 Viareggio - 1961 Sao Paulo International - 1961 Chile International - 1961 Santa Fe - 1961 Mendoza - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Monte Carlo - 1960 Roland Garros - 1960 Victorian Championships - 1960 New South Wales Championships - 1960 Irish Championships - 1960 French Covered Court Championships - 1960 Italian International Championships - 1960 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1960 German International Covered Court Championships - 1960 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1960 German International Championships - 1960 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1960 San Remo - 1960 Madrid - 1960 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1960 Scandinavian Championships - 1960 Sicilian International Championships - 1960 Nations' Cup (Egypt) - 1960 Gstaad - 1960 Finland National Indoors - 1960 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1960 Moroccan International - 1960 Njaard Cup - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 Roland Garros - 1959 Italian International Championships - 1959 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1959 Casablanca - 1959 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1959 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1959 King's Cup - Final - 1959 France vs Italy Team Match - 1959 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1959 Lausanne - 1959 Sicilian International Championships - 1959 Napoli - 1959 Catania - 1959 Reggio Calabria - 1959 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1959 Brumana International - 1959 Lacco Ameno - 1959 Ischia - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 South Australian Championships - 1958 Monte Carlo - 1958 Roland Garros - 1958 New South Wales Championships - 1958 Italian International Championships - 1958 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1958 German International Championships - 1958 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1958 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1958 San Remo - 1958 Baden-Baden - 1958 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1958 Sicilian International Championships - 1958 Napoli - 1958 Bavarian International Championships - 1958 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1958 Gstaad - 1958 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1958 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1958 Australian Open - 1957 Wimbledon - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 Italian International Championships - 1957 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1957 German International Championships - 1957 King's Cup - Second Round a - 1957 France vs Italy Team Match - 1957 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1957 Sicilian International Championships - 1957 Napoli - 1957 Viareggio - 1957 Pörtschach Championships - 1957 King's Cup - First Round a - 1957 King's Cup - Semi-Final b - 1957 Florence International - 1957 Italy vs. Philippines Team Match - 1957 Messina - 1957 Northern Suburbs - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Monte Carlo - 1956 Roland Garros - 1956 Cannes Championships - 1956 Queens Club Tournament - 1956 Italian International Championships - 1956 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1956 Cannes Championships 2nd Meeting - 1956 German International Championships - 1956 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1956 Sicilian International Championships - 1956 Napoli - 1956 Genoa - 1956 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1956 Viareggio - 1956 Sao Paulo International - 1956 Ortisei - 1956 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1956 Brazilian International - 1956 Florence International - 1956 Messina - 1956 Wimbledon - 1955 Monte Carlo - 1955 Roland Garros - 1955 US Open - 1955 Colorado Championship - 1955 Queens Club Tournament - 1955 French Covered Court Championships - 1955 Italian International Championships - 1955 German International Covered Court Championships - 1955 Midland Counties Championships - 1955 Menton - 1955 Wiesbaden Championships - 1955 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1955 Scandinavian Championships - 1955 Sicilian International Championships - 1955 Napoli - 1955 Genoa - 1955 Coupe Pierre Gillou - 1955 Westchester - 1955 Viareggio - 1955 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1955 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1955 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1955 Florence International - 1955 Messina - 1955 Wimbledon - 1954 Roland Garros - 1954 Cannes Carlton - 1954 Queens Club Tournament - 1954 French Covered Court Championships - 1954 Italian International Championships - 1954 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1954 Uruguay International Championships - 1954 Le Touquet - 1954 Deauville - 1954 Cannes Gallia - 1954 San Remo - 1954 France vs Italy Team Match - 1954 Italian Nationals (Closed) - 1954 Napoli - 1954 Viareggio - 1954 Sao Paulo International - 1954 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1954 Ortisei - 1954 Pedavena - 1954 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1954 Brazilian International - 1954 King's Cup - Semi-Final b - 1954 Florence International - 1954 Riccione - 1954 Swiss International Championships - 1953 San Remo - 1953 Monte Carlo Country Club Tournament - 1953 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1953 Pedavena - 1953 Florence International - 1953 Riccione - 1953 Brescia - 1953 Italian International Championships - 1952 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1952 San Remo - 1952 Ortisei - 1952 Carezza Al Lago - 1952 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1950

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