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Henri Cochet

Full name: Henri Jean Cochet
Nickname(s): Le Magicien
Gender: Male
Born: December 14, 1901 in Villeurbanne, Rhône, France
Died: April 2, 1987 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Henri Cochet was the world’s #1 ranked player from 1928-31, and was considered one of the “Four Musketeers” that elevated the game in France, along with [René Lacoste], [Jean Borotra], and [Jacques Brugnon]. Cochet won seven of the current Grand Slam Championships, winning the French four times (1926, 1928, 1930, 1932), Wimbledon twice (1927, 1929), and the US Championship once (1928). In his era, he also won three other tournaments then considered majors, two World Covered Court Championships (1922-23), and one World Hard Court Championship (1922). Cochet turned professional in 1933 but without much success and was reinstated as an amateur in 1946.

In Davis Cup play Cochet and the Four Musketeers led France to six consecutive titles, from 1927-32. In doubles play he won five Grand Slams, the 1927, 1930, and 1932 French titles, and the 1926 and 1928 Wimbledon titles. Cochet spent part of World War II as a captive of the Nazis, but returned to play high-level tennis after the war, although not approaching his previous brilliance. He later ran a sporting goods store in Paris and coached the French youth tennis program. In 1951 Cochet was given the Red Ribbon of the French Legion of Honour for his sporting achievements. He and the entire Four Musketeers were inducted together into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1976.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis Men's Singles France FRA 2 Silver
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles France-1 FRA 2 Silver

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France FRA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1924-07-20 Richards (USA) 3, Cochet (FRA) 2 2
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France FRA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-18 Cochet (FRA) 3, Borotra (FRA) 1 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France FRA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-17 Cochet (FRA) 3, Williams (USA) 1 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France FRA Round Four Match #2 1 Cochet (FRA) 3, Fukuda (JPN) 0 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France FRA Round Three Match #4 1 1924-07-15 Cochet (FRA) 3, Richardson (RSA) 0 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France FRA Round Two Match #8 AC Cochet (FRA) walkover
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France FRA Round One Match #15 AC 1924-07-13 Cochet (FRA) bye

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France-1 FRA Jacques Brugnon Final Round Match 1/2 2 1924-07-21 USA-2 3, FRA-1 2 2
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France-1 FRA Jacques Brugnon Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-19 FRA-1 3, RSA 1 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France-1 FRA Jacques Brugnon Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-18 FRA-1 3, SWE 0 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France-1 FRA Jacques Brugnon Round Three Match #2 1 FRA-1 3, ITA 0 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France-1 FRA Jacques Brugnon Round Two Match #4 AC FRA-1 walkover
1924 Summer 22 Paris Tennis France-1 FRA Jacques Brugnon Round One Match #6 AC 1924-07-14 FRA-1 bye
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