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Yannick Noah

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
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Profession: Tennis Player and French Open Champion


Biography: Best remembered for winning the French Open in 1983 and as a highly successful captain of France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams.

He is also the father of Joakim Noah, who plays for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.

Born: May 18, 1960
Birthplace: Sedan, France
Age: 62 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1984-03-02 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon
  • 1995-02-11 Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

Historical Events

  • 1983-06-05 French Open: Home town favourite Yannick Noah wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Mats Wilander of Sweden 6-2, 7-5, 7-6

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