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Yannick Noah

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Yannick Noah
  • Age: 54 (18.05.1960)
  • Birthplace: Sedan, France
  • Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
  • Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Coach: Patrice Hagelauer
Inactive
France

France

As of 28.07.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

3

07.07.1986

476-209 23 $3,440,660

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

1

25.08.1986

213-109 16 $3,440,660

Singles & Doubles combined

Noah was a member of the French Davis Cup team, 1980-90. He led his country to the finals (first time since 1933) in 1982 where they lost 4-1 to the U.S. Has a career record of 25-13 in singles, 12-5 in doubles (thru '89). He is the 1977 French Junior Champion. In 1983 he became the first Frenchman to win the French Open singles title since Marcel Bernard won in 1946. Won the 1986 adidas ATP Sportsmanship award. He grew up in the Cameroons, and moved to France at age 11 for intensive tennis training. Noah ended Lendl's 44 match win streak at the 1982 Palm Springs final.

A member of the ATP Board of Directors, 1986. Earned a career-high $575,015 in 1986 and reached as high as No. 3 on the ATP computer (July 7). Finished an all-time best No. 4. He finished among the top 10 from 1982-87 until 1988 when he was No. 12. Came back strong in the second half of the year when he began working with Dennis Ralston in September 1989. Compiled a 22-17 match record and ranked No. 16 on the ATP computer. Began 1990 by winning at Sydney, upsetting No. 1 Ivan Lendl in the quarterfinals. Reached the semifinals at the Australian Open, his first Slam semi since 1983 when he won the French Open. Residence: Paris, France Son, Joakim Simon; Daughter, Yelenah Tara

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