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Henri Cochet

French tennis player

Died when: 85 years 108 days (1023 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Henri Cochet

Henri Jean Cochet (French: [ɑ̃ʁi ʒɑ̃ ˈkɔʃɛ]; 14 December 1901 – 1 April 1987) was a French tennis player.

He was a world No. 1 ranked player, and a member of the famous "Four Musketeers" from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Born in Villeurbanne, Rhône, Cochet won a total 22 Majors including seven Grand Slam singles, five doubles and three mixed doubles.

In addition he won three singles, two doubles and one mixed doubles ILTF majors.He also won one professional Major in singles.

During his major career he won singles and doubles titles on three different surfaces: clay, grass and wood.He was ranked as world No. 1 player for four consecutive years, 1928 through 1931 by A.

Wallis Myers.Cochet turned professional in 1933, but after a less than stellar pro career he was reinstated as an amateur after the end of World War II in 1945.

The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1976.Cochet died in 1987 in Paris at age 85.

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