Christophe Roger-Vasselin

Christophe Roger-Vasselin (French pronunciation: ​[kʁistɔf ʁɔʒe vaslɛ̃]; born 8 July 1957) is a former tennis player from France.

Christophe Roger-Vasselin
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Christophe Roger-Vasselin (1977)
Country (sports) France
ResidenceParis, France
Born (1957-07-08) 8 July 1957 (age 63)
London, England
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1976
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$8,937
Singles
Career record90–130
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 29 (20 June 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenSF (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
US Open2R (1981)
Doubles
Career record53–87
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 266 (2 January 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1978)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
Team competitions
Davis CupSFEu (1980)

Roger-Vasselin won two doubles titles during his professional career. Notably in his singles career, he reached the semifinals of Roland Garros in 1983, beating No. 1 seed Jimmy Connors in the quarterfinals, but lost to eventual champion and compatriot Yannick Noah.[1] The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 20 June 1983, when he became world No. 29.

In the autumn of 1977 he briefly played with a double-strung racket, the so-called spaghetti racket, with which he reached the final of the Porée Cup in Paris. The racket was banned shortly afterwards.[2]

His son Édouard Roger-Vasselin followed him into the profession and is currently active on the ATP World Tour.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (2 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 1977 Paris, France Clay   Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 1–6, 6–7
Loss 0–2 May 1981 Munich, West Germany Clay   Chris Lewis 6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 1–6, 1–6

Doubles (2 wins)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 1977 Paris, France Clay   Jacques Thamin   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Win 2–0 Jun 1980 Vienna, Austria Clay   Gianni Ocleppo   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
walkover

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1983). Slazengers World of Tennis 1983 : the official yearbook of the International Tennis Federation. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 337. ISBN 0356093832.
  2. ^ Rico Rizzitelli. "The spaghetti strung racquet, a strange kind of western". We Are Tennis. BNP Paribas.

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