Ion Tiriac

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Date of Birth May 9, 1939
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Ion Țiriac

Ion Țiriac, also known as the 'Brașov Bulldozer' is a Romanian businessman and former professional tennis and ice hockey player. He is the current president of the Romanian Tennis Federation. A former singles top 10 player on the ATP Tour, he is the winner of one grand slam title, the 1970 French Open in men's doubles. Țiriac was the first man to play against a woman in a sanctioned tennis tournament. The highlight of his ice hockey career was participating as defenseman in the Romanian national team at the 1964 Winter Olympics. After retirement, he became active as a tennis coach, advisor and player agent in the 1980s, taking under his wing Ilie Năstase, Manuel Orantes, Adriano Panatta, Guillermo Vilas, Henri Leconte and the young Boris Becker. Later, Țiriac developed the Mutua Madrid Open ATP masters tennis tournament, which he owns. In 2013, he was elected as contributor into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Residence: Bucharest, Romania
Born: May 09, 1939, Brașov, Romania
Height: 1.85 m
Turned pro: 1968 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired: 1979
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF: 2013 (member page)
Career record: 167–177
Career titles: 1
Highest ranking: No. 8 (1968, World's Top 10)
Australian Open: 2R (1977 Jan)
French Open: QF (1968)
Wimbledon: 4R (1967, 1972)
US Open: 3R (1973)
Career record: 294–141
Career titles: 22
Highest ranking: No. 19 (9 April 1979)
Australian Open: 2R (1977 Jan)
French Open: W (1970)
Wimbledon: SF (1970)
Davis Cup: F (1969 Ch, 1971 Ch, 1972)
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About Ion Tiriac

Notable as both an ice hockey player and a tennis player, this Romanian athlete was part of his country's national hockey team during the 1964 Winter Olympics and went on to win the men's doubles tennis event at the 1970 French Open.

Before Fame

Between 1961 and 1965, he won three Bronze and two Gold medals in Summer Universiade sporting events.

Achievement

After ending his career as an athlete, he entered the business side of professional sports and succeeded in making the Madrid Open an event in which both male and female tennis players could compete.

Family Life

Born in the Romanian region known as Transylvania, he later settled in Bucharest.

Associations

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Tiriac managed the career of star Romanian tennis player Boris Becker.

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Latest information about Ion Tiriac updated on January 24, 2021.