Guillermo Vilas

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas

Profession: Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion

Nationality:
Argentina
Argentine

Why Famous: Considered one of the greatest South American tennis players ever, he won the U.S. Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open twice.

Born: August 17, 1952
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 66 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Events in the Life of Guillermo Vilas

  • 1974-12-15 Guillermo Vilas of Argentina beats defending champion lie Năstase 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis final in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975-06-15 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg retains title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1977-01-09 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Roscoe Tanner wins his first and only Grand Slam event; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1977-06-05 French Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins first career Grand Slam event; outclasses American Brian Gottfried 6-0, 6-3, 6-0
  • 1977-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0
  • 1978-06-11 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg wins his 3rd French title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
  • 1979-01-03 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins 3rd Grand Slam title; beats Australian John Marks 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • 1980-01-02 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas retains title for 4th and last Grand Slam win; beats American John Sadri 7-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1982-06-06 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his first career Grand Slam title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4

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