Jan Kodeš

Jan Kodes (Czech: "Jan Kodeš"; born March 1 1946, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a right-handed Czech former tennis player who won three Grand Slam events in the early-1970s.__NOTOC__Kodes's greatest success was on the clay courts of the French Open. He won the title there in 1970, beating Zeljko Franulovic in the final, and in 1971, defeating Ilie Nastase in the final. He also won Wimbledon on grass in 1973, although 13 of the top 16 players did not play the tournament that year because of a labor dispute. He beat home favorite Roger Taylor in the semifinals 6–1, 6–8, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 and Alex Metreveli in the straight sets final.

Kodes never played the Australian Open but he was twice the runner-up at the US Open, in 1971 and 1973.

Kodes reached his highest tour ranking of World No. 5 in September 1973. During his career, he won a total of 8 top-level singles titles and 17 doubles titles.

He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1990.

Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (3)

Runner-ups (17)

External links

* [http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/?playernumber=K049 Official ATP profile]
* [http://www.tennisfame.com/famer.aspx?pgID=867&hof_id=173 International Tennis Hall of Fame profile]
* [http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?player=10002309 Davis Cup record]


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