General Józef
Piatek (Piątek)
Male
Poland
1922-01-31
Pęckowo, Poland
2005-05-30
Poznań, Poland


About

One of the leading Polish tennis players of the 1950s and 1960s, he marked his presence on Polish courts with significant results for over a quarter of a century (1946–1972). As many as 15 times during this period he was classified in the top five of the PZT ranking at the end of the season, he won it once (1953). Throughout his entire, extremely long career, he was faithful to one club (under ... four names) - Warta Poznań, in the colors of which he won the Polish team championship twice (1964 and 1970). He also won 24 individual MP titles (1 in singles, 18 in doubles and 5 in mixed) on open courts and in the hall, and he reached his last final - a loser in open courts in doubles - just before his fifty! In terms of this longevity, only Jadwiga Jędrzejowska was better than him (the last final of the Polish Championships, lost in the summer in the mix, at the age of almost 54!), And among men Władysław Skonecki (44, win in winter) and Józef Hebda ( 41, win in a mix on open courts).
He was a teacher of Wiesław Gąsiorek, who later became his most dangerous rival. He started in doubles with him and also with Jan Radzio. Miksta most often played with Jadwiga Jędrzejowska or Barbara Dańda-Dracz.
He had the opinion of an almost perfect athlete - a man who always behaved fairly and a tennis player who would never take advantage of the referee's mistake, and he himself often admitted that the point was due to his rival.

Club: Unia / HCP / Stal / Warta Poznań.
Coaches: ???

Australian Open, Wimbledon and US National: He did not play.
Roland Garros - Single: 2 times 1/64 finals (1955 and 1958).

Davis Cup: 1950, 1951 and 1956–1960; 16 matches, 8 wins / 17 defeats - 5/5 single, 3/12 doubles.

PZT classification: 9th (1946), 10th (1947), 4th (1948), 2nd (1949 and 1950), 3rd (1951), 1st (1952 and 1953), 2nd (1954), 3rd . (1955–1957), 4-5. (1958), 3-4. (1959), 2. (1960), 5. (1961), 8. (1962 and 1963), 5-6. (1964), 6. (1965), 7-8. (1966).
Polish championship titles (excluding MMP): 24.
National MP - single: finalist 6 times (1949–1951, 1953, 1958, 1960); doubles: winner 10 times (with Ksawery Tłoczyński 1952, Kazimierz Kowalczewski 1954 and 1956, Jan Radzio 1955 and 1958 and Wiesław Gąsiorek 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965 and 1967) and a finalist 7 times (with K. Tłoczyński 1950 and Gąsiorek 1961, 1963 1964, 1966, 1968 and 1971); mixed: 5 times winner (with Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 1953–1955 and Barbara Dańda 1957 and 1960) and 2 times finalist (with Maria Rudowska 1949 and Dańda 1961).
Halowe MP - single: winner (1954) and finalist (1955); doubles: winner 8 times (with Radzio 1956–1958 and Gąsiorek 1959–1961, 1963 and 1966) and a finalist (with Gąsiorek 1964).
International MP - single: finalist (1960); Doubles: 2 times finalist (with Włodzimierz Olejniszyn 1949 and Gąsiorek 1960).



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Archive statistics 1948 - 1960
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67
27


Tournament wins 1954 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)


Tournaments Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1960 Moskwa International - 1960 Polish National Championships - 1960 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1959 Polish International Championships - 1959 Polish Indoor - 1959 Polish National Championships - 1959 Roland Garros - 1958 Romanian International Championship - 1958 Polish National Championships - 1958 Monte Carlo - 1957 Cannes Carlton - 1957 South of France Championships - 1957 German International Championships - 1957 Hungarian International Championships - 1957 Erlangen International - 1957 Poland vs. West Germany - 1957 Sweden vs. Poland International Match - 1957 Romanian International Championship - 1956 Warsaw vs. Copenhagen - 1956 Zinnowitz - 1956 Roland Garros - 1955 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1955 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1955 Polish Indoor - 1955 Polish International Championships - 1954 Polish Indoor - 1954 Hungarian International Championships - 1953 Polish National Championships - 1953 Polish International Championships - 1952 Polish National Championships - 1952 World University Games - 1951 Polish National Championships - 1951 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1950 Polish International Championships - 1950 Polish National Championships - 1950 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1949 Hungarian International Championships - 1949 Polish International Championships - 1949 Polish National Championships - 1949 Brno - 1949 Polish International Championships - 1948 Bydgoszcz - 1948

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