István Gulyás

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For the Hungarian handball coach and former player, see István Gulyás (handballer).
The native form of this personal name is Gulyás István. This article uses the Western name order.
István Gulyás
István Gulyás (1964).jpg
István Gulyás (1964)
Country (sports)  Hungary
Born (1931-10-13)October 13, 1931
Pécs, Hungary
Died July 31, 2000(2000-07-31) (aged 68)
Budapest, Hungary
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1954)
Retired 1973
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)[1]
Career titles 20
Highest ranking No. 8 (1966, Lance Tingay)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open F (1966)
Wimbledon 3R (1960)
US Open 4R (1963)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1955, 1961, 1963)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1955, 1959)

István Gulyás (Hungarian: Gulyás István; born October 13, 1931 in Pécs, Hungary - died July 31, 2000 in Budapest)[3][4] was the second Hungarian tennis player to become a Grand Slam finalist.[citation needed] He was defeated in the 1966 French Open Men's Final by Tony Roche of Australia (6–1, 6–4, 7–5), after allowing the match to be delayed 24 hours to allow Roche to recover from an ankle injury.[5] It was Gulyas' lone Grand Slam final, though he made the semi-finals of the tournament the following year (and the quarter-finals in 1971).[6] He was ranked inside the world's Top 10 on more than one occasion and holds the record for most Hungarian National Championship titles having won it 15 times in his career.[7][8] Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph ranked Gulyás as World No. 8 in 1966.[2]

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1966 French Championships Clay Australia Tony Roche 1–6, 4–6, 5–7


  1. ^ "Istvan Gulyas - Hungary tennis player profile". Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Stolle Ranked Second", The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 October 1966.
  3. ^ "Istvan GULYAS". Davis Cup Official Website. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  4. ^ In memoriam 2000
  5. ^ "French Open: Facts and Figures". USA Today. 2001-05-28. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  6. ^ Niebuhr, Keith (2002-05-26). "French Open Notebook". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
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  8. ^ Árvay, Sándor (2009-01-05). "Bajnokaink" [Our champions] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Tenisz Szövetség [Hungarian Tennis Association]. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
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