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Umberto De Morpurgo

Full name: Umberto Luigi De Morpurgo
Other name(s): Hubert Louis De Morpugo
Gender: Male
Born: January 12, 1896 in Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Died: February 26, 1961 in Geneva, Genève, Switzerland
Title: Baron
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A real cosmopolite, Hubert De Morpurgo was born in Triest, which was part of Austria at the time. Although his mother was English, he had a Czech passport. He studied at Oxford, lived in Paris, but travelled the world playing tennis.

He was "recruited" to play for Italy by [Giorgio De Stefani], who became an IOC member in 1951. Now styled Umberto, he became Italy's top player of the decade, powered by a formidable kick serve, and played in the country's Davis Cup squad until 1933, captaining it from 1922-1931. He reached the Wimbledon quarters in 1928 and the French semi-finals in 1930, losing to Henri Cochet. Morpugo won the Italian mixed doubles with Lili Álvarez in 1930, and reached the 1925 Wimbledon mixed doubles final with Liz Ryan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Italy ITA 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles Italy ITA 9T
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles Italy ITA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1924-07-20 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Borotra (FRA) 2 3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-18 Richards (USA) 3, De Morpurgo (ITA) 1 1
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1924-07-17 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Harada (JPN) 0 3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Round Four Match #5 1 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Washer (BEL) 2 3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Round Three Match #10 1 1924-07-15 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Zerlentis (GRE) 0 3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Round Two Match #20 1 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Debran (SUI) 0 3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Round One Match #54 1 1924-07-13 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Wolff (LUX) 0 3

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Giulia Perelli Round Two Match #7 2 GBR-1 2, ITA 1 1
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Giulia Perelli Round One Match #14 1 ITA 2, ESP-2 0 2

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Clemente Serventi Round Three Match #2 2 FRA-1 3, ITA 0 0
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Clemente Serventi Round Two Match #3 1 ITA 3, BEL-2 0 3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Tennis Italy ITA Clemente Serventi Round One Match #4 AC 1924-07-14 ITA bye