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Guy Forget

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Guy Forget
  • Pronounced: geeh for-ZHAY
  • Age: 49 (04.01.1965)
  • Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Residence: Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
  • Weight: 177 lbs (80 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1982
Inactive
France

France

As of 21.04.2014
S D
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

4

25.03.1991

378-290 11 $5,669,934

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

3

18.08.1986

387-182 28 $5,669,934

Singles & Doubles combined

Guy Forget was a serve and volley specialist, who reached a career-high World No. 4 (25 March 1991) in singles. He helped France win Davis Cup titles in 1991 and 1996 and he won 11 singles titles from 19 finals.

An elegant left-hander, he reached two Roland Garros doubles finals in 1987 (w/Noah) and 1996 (w/Hlasek). He won the 1990 year-end ATP doubles championship title with Jakob Hlasek and was runner-up in 1986 with Yannick Noah. He had a 28-17 record in doubles finals and once ranked a career-high World No. 3 on 18 August 1986.

Forget won the 1982 Roland Garros junior title and turned professional later that year. He reached Grand Slam championship singles quarter-finals at the Australian Open in 1991 (l. to Becker) and 1993 (l. to Stich) and at Wimbledon in 1991 (l. to Becker), 1992 (l. to McEnroe) and 1994 (l. to Ivanisevic).

A patriotic Frenchman, he played Davis Cup for 12 years, compiling a 38-11 record. The crowning moment of his career came in the 1991 Davis Cup final at Lyon, when he won the doubles rubber with Henri Leconte (6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 over Ken Flach and Robert Seguso) and went onto win the decisive rubber against American Pete Sampras 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, falling to the floor in celebration of a memorable 3-1 victory. It was France's first title since 1932. In the 1996 final, under the captaincy of Noah, he teamed up with Guillaume Raoux to win the doubles rubber over Jonas Bjorkman and Nicklas Kulti 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in a 3-2 victory over Sweden.

After he retired as a player in 1997, Forget served as France's Davis Cup captain from 1999 to April 2012. He compiled a 25-13 record as captain, which included one title run in 2001 over Australia and three runner-up finishes (1999, 2002 and 2010). He was also France's Fed Cup captain from 1999-2004, winning one title in 2003 over the United States. Bio: James Buddell

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