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Jean Borotra

Full name: Jean Laurent Robert Borotra
Nickname(s): Le Basque Bondissant (The Bounding Basque)
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: August 13, 1898 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Died: July 17, 1998 in Arbonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Affiliations: TCP, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Basque tennis player Jean Borotra was most famous as one of the “Four Musketeers”, together with Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste. These four dominated international tennis in the 1920s and 1930s, winning the Davis Cup 1927-1932, as well as many Grand Slam titles. Borotra won 9 French Open titles (including two singles) and six at Wimbledon. He played only once at the U.S. Open, losing the final to Lacoste and winning the mixed doubles. A member of the French Socialist Party (PSF), he served as commissioner for education and sports in Vichy France, but was captured by the Germans in 1942, remaining imprisoned for the remainder of the Second World War. Borotra, who was known as the "jumping Basque", continued to play Davis Cup tennis until after the war, and was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1976, together with the other three Musketeers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis Men's Singles France FRA 4
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles France FRA 15T
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles France-2 FRA 3 Bronze

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Final Round Match 3/4 2 1924-07-20 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Borotra (FRA) 2 2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-18 Cochet (FRA) 3, Borotra (FRA) 1 1
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-17 Borotra (FRA) 3, Jacob (IND) 1 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Round Four Match #3 1 Borotra (FRA) 3, Kingscote (GBR) 0 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Round Three Match #6 1 1924-07-15 Borotra (FRA) 3, Nielsen (NOR) 0 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Round Two Match #11 1 Borotra (FRA) 3, Torralva (CHI) 0 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Round One Match #35 1 1924-07-13 Borotra (FRA) 3, Honda (JPN) 0 3

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France FRA Marguerite Broquedis-Billout Round One Match #5 2 USA-2 2, FRA 0 0

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France-2 FRA René Lacoste Final Round Match 3/4 1 1924-07-21 FRA-2 3, RSA 0 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France-2 FRA René Lacoste Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-19 USA-2 3, FRA-2 2 2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France-2 FRA René Lacoste Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1924-07-18 FRA-2 3, IND-2 0 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France-2 FRA René Lacoste Round Three Match #8 1 FRA-2 3, ARG-1 0 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France-2 FRA René Lacoste Round Two Match #14 1 FRA-2 3, BEL-1 0 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Tennis France-2 FRA René Lacoste Round One Match #12 AC 1924-07-14 FRA-2 bye
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