General Pavel
Slozil
Male
Czechoslovakia
1955-12-29
Opara, Czechoslovakia


About

He is a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia.
Složil enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career, he won 32 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 29 times, including at the French Open in.

Slozil and his partner, Renata Tomanová (also from Czechoslovakia), won the 1978 French Open mixed-doubles championship, defeating Virginia Ruzici (Romania) and Patrice Dominguez (France). The mixed doubles championship was an important event in those days, contested by top players, with John McEnroe and Mary Carillo having won the year before.

In 1985, Složil achieved a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 4.

Složil participated in eleven Davis Cup ties for Czechoslovakia from 1978 to 1986, posting a 7–2 record in doubles and a 4–2 record in singles. He was a member of the winning Czech Davis Cup team in 1980, along with teammates Ivan Lendl, Tomáš Šmíd and Jan Kodeš.

Složil served as Steffi Graf's coach from November 1986 until the end of 1991. Shortly after the start of his tenure as Graf's coach, she had her Grand Slam breakthrough year in 1987, winning six tournaments and then defeating Martina Navratilova in the French Open. Graf went on to be a finalist at Wimbledon and the US Open, losing both times to Navratilova. The next year, Graf achieved a calendar year's Grand Slam, a feat performed only twice before. She also won the 1988 Olympics singles and the Wimbledon ladies' doubles that same year.

From 1987 through 1991, coached by Složil, Graf won ten Grand Slam singles championships, winning the Australian Open (1988–89-90), the French Open (1987–88), Wimbledon (1988–89-91) and the US Open (1988–89), plus numerous side tournaments.

He subsequently served as coach for Jennifer Capriati, Anna Kournikova and Magdalena Maleeva between 1992 and 1999.

In 2002, he began work at the World Tennis Club in Naples, Florida. He served there as Tennis Director until 2014 when he began coaching and teaching at the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy, also in Naples. There he works with the junior players in the morning and continues to teach tennis to a wide range of players.



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Archive statistics 1973 - 1986
10
262
139


Tournament wins 1982 - Czechoslovakian International Championships (Open)
1981 - Austria Satellite - Leg 3 (Open)
1981 - Austria Satellite - Leg 1 (Open)
1981 - Lorraine Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1980 - Austria Satellite - Leg 4 (Open)
1980 - Czech National Championship (Open)
1977 - Switzerland Satellite Leg 3 (Open)
1977 - Switzerland Satellite Leg 1 (Open)
1977 - Switzerland Satellite Leg 2 (Open)
1974 - Czech National Championship (Open)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1986 Roland Garros - 1986 US Open - 1986 Wimbledon - 1985 Roland Garros - 1985 US Open - 1985 Wimbledon - 1984 Monte Carlo - 1984 Roland Garros - 1984 Roland Garros - 1983 Wimbledon - 1982 Roland Garros - 1982 Austrian International Championships - 1982 Italian International Championships - 1982 German International Championships - 1982 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1982 Conde de Godo - 1982 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1982 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1982 Madrid Open - 1982 Zell Am See - 1982 Geneva Open - 1982 Vienna International Indoor - 1982 Cap D'Agde - 1982 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1982 Fürth - 1982 Brussels Indoor - 1982 Frankfurt Open - 1982 WCT - Genoa - 1982 Wimbledon - 1981 Monte Carlo - 1981 Roland Garros - 1981 Nice - 1981 US Clay Courts - 1981 German International Covered Court Championships - 1981 US Pro Championships - 1981 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1981 Conde de Godo - 1981 Bavarian International Championships - 1981 Florence International - 1981 Washington Open - 1981 Austrian International Indoor - 1981 Geneva Open - 1981 Vienna International Indoor - 1981 North Conway - 1981 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1981 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 4 - 1981 Austria Satellite - Leg 1 - 1981 Austria Satellite - Leg 3 - 1981 Austria Satellite - Leg 4 - 1981 Lorraine Open - 1981 Brussels Indoor - 1981 Roland Garros - 1980 Austrian International Championships - 1980 German International Championships - 1980 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1980 Conde de Godo - 1980 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1980 Bavarian International Championships - 1980 Zell Am See - 1980 Bologna Indoor - 1980 Vienna International Indoor - 1980 Ulm - 1980 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1980 Cologne Indoor Open - 1980 Czech National Championship - 1980 Austria Satellite - Leg 1 - 1980 Austria Satellite - Leg 4 - 1980 WPC Festwochen Open - 1980 Wimbledon - 1979 Roland Garros - 1979 US Open - 1979 Canadian International Championships - 1979 Austrian International Championships - 1979 Nice - 1979 US Clay Courts - 1979 US Pro Championships - 1979 Belgian International Championships - 1979 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1979 Conde de Godo - 1979 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1979 Stuttgart - 1979 Florence International - 1979 Bologna Indoor - 1979 Austrian International Indoor - 1979 Vienna International Indoor - 1979 Cologne Indoor Open - 1979 Lorraine Open - 1979 Porsche Grand Prix - 1979 Roland Garros - 1978 Austrian International Championships - 1978 German International Championships - 1978 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1978 Conde de Godo - 1978 Madrid Open - 1978 Bavarian International Championships - Qualifying - 1978 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 2 - 1978 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 3 - 1978 Czech National Championship - 1978 Austria Satellite - Leg 5 - 1978 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 5 - 1978 Roland Garros - 1977 Madrid Open - 1977 Pedralbes - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Masters - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 1 - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 2 - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 3 - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 4 - 1977 Austrian International Championships - 1976 US International Indoor Championships - 1976 Polish International Championships - 1976 Arkansas International - 1976 National Tennis Foundation Open - 1976 Boca Raton IPA Classic - 1976 US International Indoor Championships - 1975 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1975 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1975 Trofeo Bonfiglio - 1975 Czechoslovakian Nationals - 1975 Roanoke Indoors - 1975 Birmingham International Indoor - 1975 Bahamas International - 1975 Arkansas International - 1975 Boca West International - 1975 Czechoslovakian Clay Courts - 1974 Pilsen Indoors - 1974 Czech National Championship - 1974 Ostrava - 1973 Prague Open - Qualifying - 1973

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