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Nicola "Nicky" Pietrangeli (born September 11, 1933, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a former tennis player from Italy. He is considered by many to be Italy's greatest-ever tennis champion. September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tennis ball This article is about the sport. ...

Nicola Pietrangeli.
Nicola Pietrangeli.

Pietrangeli appeared in four men's singles finals at Roland Garros – winning the title in 1959 and 1960, and finishing runner-up in 1961 and 1964. He also won the Roland Garros men's doubles title in 1959, and the mixed doubles in 1958. At Wimbledon, Pietrangeli was a mixed doubles runner-up in 1956. Image File history File links Nicola_Pietrangeli. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pietrangeli represented Italy in the Davis Cup between 1954 and 1972. He played in a record 164 Davis Cup rubbers, winning a record 120. He was a player on the Italian teams which reached the Davis Cup final in 1960 and 1961. Both finals were played on grass courts in Australia, and the Italians were not able to overcome the strong Australian team which included Rod Laver, Roy Emerson and Neale Fraser. Logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... Grass courts are the fastest kind of tennis courts, next to cement courts or hard courts. ... Country: Australia Residence: San Diego, California, USA Height: 5 ft 8 in (172 cm) Weight: 150 lb (68 kg) Plays: Left Turned pro: 1962 Retired: 1974 Highest singles ranking: 1 Singles titles: 39 Career prize money: US$1,564,213 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open W (60, 62... Roy Stanley Emerson (born November 3, 1936) is a former champion Australian tennis player. ... Neale Andrew Fraser (born on October 3, 1933) was an Australian male tennis player. ...


After retiring as a player, Pietrangeli became Italy's Davis Cup team captain and guided them to winning their first-ever Davis Cup in 1976. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ...


Pietrangeli was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1986. In the occasion of his 73th birthday, the old tennis stadium in Foro Italico of Rome has been entitled to him: together with Rod Laver, he is the sole tennis player to have received such a honour whil still living. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit tennis museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It maintains a Hall of Fame for prominent personalities and players from the tennis world. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ... This is the current Article Improvement Drive collaboration! CAST YOUR VOTE for next weeks article For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Country: Australia Residence: San Diego, California, USA Height: 5 ft 8 in (172 cm) Weight: 150 lb (68 kg) Plays: Left Turned pro: 1962 Retired: 1974 Highest singles ranking: 1 Singles titles: 39 Career prize money: US$1,564,213 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open W (60, 62...


External links

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame profile
  • Davis Cup record

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Nicola Pietrangeli "Nicky" - International Tennis Hall of Fame (460 words)
Pietrangeli was too much for the U.S. to overcome in the following year's semi at Rome as he beat both Whitney Reed and Jack Douglas, teamed with Sirola again triumphantly in a 4-1 victory.
But in the two finales, only Pietrangeli's win over Neale Fraser could be salvaged as Australia won, 5-0 and 4-1.
Solidly built, possessing exceptional instincts for the game and anticipation, 5-foot-11 Nicky was an all-around performer who moved with grace and purpose.
Nicola Pietrangeli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (263 words)
Nicola "Nicky" Pietrangeli (born September 11, 1933, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a former tennis player from Italy.
Pietrangeli represented Italy in the Davis Cup between 1954 and 1972.
Pietrangeli was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1986.
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