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Henri Leconte

Tennis Player Henri Leconte

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Best known for reaching the men's singles final at the French Open in 1988. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 5.

Born: July 4, 1963
Birthplace: Lillers, France
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1982-11-27 Davis Cup, Grenoble, France: US takes unassailable, 3-0 lead over France as John McEnroe & Peter Flemming take the doubles 6-3, 6-4, 9-7 over Henri Leconte & Yannick Noah; tie ends 4-1
  • 1988-06-05 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins 3rd French title; beats home favourite Henri Leconte 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

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