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Marcel Bernard

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Country (sports)  France
French Open  W (1936, 1946)
Grand slams won (singles)  1
French Open  W (1946)
Name  Marcel Bernard
Retired  1956

Wimbledon  3R (1934, 1937)
Role  Tennis player
Turned pro  1930
US Open  3R (1932)
Died  April 29, 1994, France
Highest ranking  No.
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Born  18 May 1914 La Madeleine, Nord, France (1914-05-18)
Plays  Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
People also search for  Jean Borotra, Yvon Petra, Billie Yorke, Lolette Payot

Tennis à Roland Garros au profit des prisonniers


Marcel Bernard ([maʁsɛl bɛʁnaʁ]; 18 May 1914 – 29 April 1994) was a French tennis player. He is best remembered for having won the French Championships in 1946 (reaching the semifinals a further three times). Bernard initailly intended to play only in the doubles event but was persuaded to enter the singles competition as well. He defeated Jaroslav Drobný in the final in fives sets.

In the same 1946 French Championships Bernard also won the Men's Doubles with Yvon Petra. In the 1935 French Open, he won the Mixed Doubles with Lolette Payot. In the following French Open (1936), he also won the Mixed Doubles with Billie Yorke and the Men's Doubles with Jean Borotra. He played Davis Cup for France over a period spanning 21 years, from 1935 to 1956. Bernard was ranked World No. 5 for 1946 by A. Wallis Myers and World No. 9 for 1947 by Harry Hopman.

Bernard later became president of the French Tennis Federation. The French Open Mixed Doubles Cup is now known as the "Coupe Marcel Bernard". His name is also commemorated at the Roland-Garros Stadium by the walkway "Allée Marcel Bernard" which leads to the Suzanne Lenglen Court.

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Marcel Bernard Wikipedia


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