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Mino, Count Balbi Di Robecco

Full name: Giovanni "Mino" Balbi Di Robecco
Gender: Male
Born: November 19, 1895 in Genoa, Genova, Italy
Died: November 24, 1964 in Genoa, Genova, Italy
Title: Count
Affiliations: Società Lawn Tennis Genova
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Mino, Count Balbi Di Robecco played tennis at the 1920 Olympics, but he was also known as a footballer. He played for the Genova team as a goalkeeper and midfielder in the Italian second division in 1904-09. Balbi Di Robecco was Italian Champion in singles in 1914, 1921, and 1926-27, winning the doubles in 1914, 1920-22 and 1926. He twice played for Italy in Davis Cup, in 1922-23, losing all three of his matches. Balbi Di Robecco won international tournaments in 1914 at Napoli, and in 1922 in Monte Carlo, where he defeated the Frenchman Alain Gerbault, renowned as an aviator and sailor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Singles Italy ITA 9T
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Tennis Men's Doubles Italy ITA 5T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Tennis Italy ITA Round Three Match #3 2 Turnbull (GBR) 3, Balbi Di Robecco (ITA) 2 2
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Tennis Italy ITA Round Two Match #5 1 Balbi Di Robecco (ITA) 3, Fernández de Liencres (ESP) 0 3

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Tennis Italy ITA Cesare Colombo Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 GBR-2 3, ITA 1 1
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Tennis Italy ITA Cesare Colombo Round Two Match #8 1 ITA 3, SUI 1 3
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