Henri Leconte

Tennis Legend

Henri Leconte was born on the 4th of July, 1963 in Lillers, France and played professional men’s tennis for 16-years, starting in 1980 when he won the junior title at the French Open until his retirement in 1996. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 5 in 1986 and his career-high doubles ranking was world no. 6 in 1985.

MORE ABOUT HENRI

 

Leconte was a member of the French Davis Cup team for 13 consecutive years from 1982 to 1994, playing in both singles’ and doubles’ competitions. He helped France win the Davis Cup in 1991. He beat Pete Sampras on the first day in Lyon, which he described as “the best match I played in my life.”

He then partnered Guy Forget to a doubles win over Ken Flach and Robert Seguso. After 59 years this was the first Davis Cup title for France. Henri Leconte and Guy Forget were named athletes of the year by the French magazine L’Equipe (“Champion of Champions”). Leconte was also on the French team that won the World Team Cup in 1986.

  

CAREER

 

SINGLES

Career record: 377–269
Career title: 9
Highest ranking: No. 5 (22 September 1986)

GRAND SLAM SINGLES RESULTS

Australian Open: 4R (1985)
French Open: F (1988)
Wimbledon: SF (1986)
US Open: QF (1986)

OTHER TOURNAMENTS

Tour Finals: RR (1985, 1986, 1988)
Grand Slam Cup: QF (1990, 1992)

DOUBLES

Career record: 200–141
Career titles: 10
Highest ranking: No. 6 (18 March 1985)

GRAND SLAM DOUBLES RESULTS

Australian Open: QF (1990)
French Open: W (1984)
Wimbledon: 2R (1985, 1987)
US Open: F (1985)

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