Famous Tennis Player Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah was born on 18 May 1960 in sedan, France. Noah is a former professional French tennis player, who is best remembered for gaining victory in the French Open in 1983. Moreover, he is famous as great and successful captain of France’s Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. He turned professional in the year 1977 and retired from the sport in the year 1996. Throughout his life he played as a right-handed (1-handed backhand) player. He earned career prize money of $3,440,660.
Noah earned his first top-level singles title in the year 1978 in Manila. He then became the most prominent French tennis player in 1983, as was the first Frenchman in 37 years to win the French Open tournament. In fact, he is the last France tennis player who was able to win the French Open men single title. In 1984, he won the first French Open men’s doubles titles. Soon he received the world number 1 double ranking and enjoyed this position for 19 whole weeks. Noah played with great fame and prestige on France’s Davis Cup team for almost eleven years. He had an overall win-loss record of 13-7 in doubles and 26-15 in singles. Noah was the captain of French team in 1991 and succeeded in winning the Davis Cup for the first time in 59 years. This victory was again seen in 1996 when France won, defeating Sweden in the finals. In addition to all these victories, yannick made entry in to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.