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Patrick Proisy: “Roland-Garros is a holy grail for all players”


ENCOUNTER - The finalist of the 1972 edition leafs through his album of memories, and talks about the news and the future of the tournament.

On Sunday June 4, 1972, sports news is concentrated in a small area with, on the bill, the final of the Coupe de France between Marseille and Bastia in the new Parc des Princes, freshly emerged from the ground, and a few hundred meters, the Roland-Garros final.

In order not to step on each other's toes, the organizers have agreed.

Football at 3 p.m., tennis at 5 p.m.

The light goes down, the wind picks up, the storm threatens when Patrick Proisy enters the scene to challenge the Spaniard Andrés Gimeno.

A player he beat a fortnight before, in a Davis Cup match played at the Roland-Garros Central…

To discover

  • Roland Garros men's singles

  • Roland Garros single ladies

To reach the last step in a tournament in which appeared Stan Smith, Adriano Panatta or Guillermo Vilas, the Frenchman (n° 9) beat the Czechoslovakian Jan Kodes, number 1 and double defending champion, in the quarter-finals.

I remember René Lacoste overjoyed running in all directions

,” smiles Proisy.

And Manuel Orantes (#4)…

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Source: lefigaro

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