|Country (sports) France|
French Open W (1936, 1946)
Grand slams won (singles) 1
French Open W (1946)
Name Marcel Bernard
|Wimbledon 3R (1934, 1937)|
Role Tennis player
Turned pro 1930
US Open 3R (1932)
Died April 29, 1994, France
Highest ranking No.
|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.