Guy Forget - Champions Tennis

Guy Forget

Age: 51 (born January 4, 1965)

Residence: Neuchatel, Switzerland

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Plays: Left-handed

Height: 6’3”

ATP World Tour titles: 39 (11 Singles, 28 Doubles)

Highest ATP rating: 4- Singles (1991), 3- Doubles (1986)

Career Prize Money: $5,669,934

 

The left-handed serve and volley specialist reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4 in March 1991. Forget won a total of 11 singles titles and reached Grand Slam quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 1991 and 1993, and at Wimbledon in 1991, 1992 and 1994. A decorated doubles player, Forget collected 28 doubles titles, including the 1990 year-end ATP doubles Championship title and also contested two Roland Garros doubles finals in 1987 and 1996.

 

A patriotic Frenchman, he played Davis Cup for twelve years, finishing with a 38-11 record. The crowning moment of his career came in the 1991 Davis Cup final at Lyon, when he won the doubles rubber alongside his good friend Henri Leconte (6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2) and went on to win the decisive rubber against American Pete Sampras (7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4), falling to the floor in celebration of a memorable 3-1 victory. It was France’s first title since 1932.

 

Forget retired from the ATP World Tour in 1997, but it did not take long before he was back involved with the French national team. Between 1999- 2012, Forget captained the French Davis Cup team, compiling an impressive 25-13 record during his time as captain, including one title run in 2001 over Australia and three runner-up finishes (1999, 2002 and 2010).