Jean Borotra

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|- bgcolor="#eeeeee" align=center ! colspan="4" | Men's Tennis |- align=center bgcolor=white |bgcolor="#cc9966"| Bronze || 1924 Paris || Doubles |}

Borotra, Cochet, and Lacoste, the 3 greatest of the Musketeers in French cigarette caricatures.
Borotra, Cochet, and Lacoste, the 3 greatest of the Musketeers in French cigarette caricatures.

Jean Robert Borotra (August 13, 1898 - June 17, 1994) was a French champion tennis player, one of the famous "Four Musketeers" from his country who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Borotra was born in Domaine du Pouy, near Biarritz, Aquitaine.

Known as "the Bounding Basque", he won five Grand Slam singles titles in the French, Australian, and British championships, failing to win only in the American championships. His first appearance was in the French Davis Cup team of 1921.

The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1976. In 1984, he received a Distinguished service award from the United States Sports Academy in recognition of his achievements.

Jean Borotra died at Arbonne in 1994.

[edit] Grand Slam record

  • Australian Championships
    • Singles champion: 1928
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1928
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1928
  • French Championships
    • Singles champion: 1924, 1931
    • Singles runner-up: 1925, 1929
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1925, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1936
    • Men's Doubles finalist: 1927
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1927, 1934
  • Wimbledon Championships
    • Singles champion: 1924, 1926
    • Singles finalist: 1925, 1927, 1929
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1925, 1932, 1933
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1925
  • U.S. Championship
    • Singles finalist: 1926
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1926

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