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Guy Forget


Guy Forget

Forget first came to the tennis world's attention as an outstanding junior player who won the French Open junior title in 1982. He turned professional later that year.

His breakthrough year on the professional tour was 1986 when he made it to the fourth round of Roland Garros and won his first top-level singles title in Toulouse. Forget also won six doubles titles in 1986, reaching his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 3 in August that year.

The year 1991 was the most successful of Forget's career. He won six singles titles that year, and reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 4. The crowning glory of Forget's career came at the 1991 Davis Cup when he and his French teammates beat the USA to lift the trophy. In the final, Forget teamed with Henri Leconte to win the doubles rubber, and then won the decisive singles rubber against Pete Sampras as France shocked the heavily-favoured USA team to win 3–1. In 1996, Guy was also a member of a French Davis Cup winning team. In the final, he teamed with Guillaume Raoux to win a critical doubles rubber as France defeated Sweden 3–2.

Since retiring as a professional tennis player in 1996, Forget has served as France's Davis Cup team captain. He became France's FED Cup team captain in 1999, but resigned from the post in 2004 in order to focus on his Davis Cup duties.

ATP Career and Grand Slam Record.

Did You Know...

• The rock band ‘Phish’ wrote a song entitled ‘Guy Forget’, but only ever played it live once.

• Guy is a keen surfer, and enjoys surfing holidays in the Indian Ocean.

• As a Frenchman, Guy has a penchant for fine wines, and has his own wine cellar in his Paris home.

• Guy is the tournament director of the ATP Champions Tour event in Paris, the Jean-Luc Lagardere Trophy.

Highlights

• Guy won his first ever ATP Champions Tour trophy in 1998 in Portsaach, Austria. Since then he has won titles in Aschaffenburg in 1991, and Geneva in 2001.

• Guy has also twice been champion of his home event in Paris, in 2001 and 2003, and in 2007 he reached the final where he lost to the in-form Sergi Bruguera.

• He also won the prestigious Masters Tennis Trophy at the Royal Albert Hall in 2001, beating Petr Korda in a thrilling three-set final.

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