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JAN KODEš (born 1 March 1946) is a right-handed Czech former tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles events in the early 1970s.

Kodeš's greatest success was achieved on the clay courts of the French Open
French Open
played at the Stade Roland Garros
Stade Roland Garros
. He won the singles title there in 1970 , beating Željko Franulović
Željko Franulović
in the final in straight sets, and again in 1971 , this time defeating Ilie Năstase in the final in four sets. He also won Wimbledon on grass in 1973, although 13 of the top 16 players, and 81 players in total, did not play the tournament that year because of a boycott over the banning from Wimbledon of Nikola Pilić by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF). Kodeš beat home favorite Roger Taylor in the semifinals in five sets and Alex Metreveli in the final in three straight sets.

Kodeš never played the Australian Open
Australian Open
but he was twice the runner-up at the US Open , in 1971 , losing to Stan Smith , and 1973 when he lost in five sets to John Newcombe
John Newcombe
.

Kodeš reached his highest tour ranking of World No. 4 in September 1973. During his career, he won a total of eight top-level singles titles and 17 doubles titles.

He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in 1990. In 2013 he received the Czech fair play award from the Czech Olympic Committee. He is an economics graduate of the Prague
Prague
University .

CONTENTS

* 1 Career statistics

* 1.1 Grand Slam tournament performance timeline * 1.2 Finals: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)

* 2 Open era finals

* 2.1 Singles (8 titles, 18 runners-up) * 2.2 Doubles (17 titles, 24 runners-up)

* 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links

CAREER STATISTICS

GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE TIMELINE

TOURNAMENT 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 SR W–L WIN %

GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS

Australian Open
Australian Open
Absent 0 / 0 0–0 –

French Open
French Open
2R 4R 1R 4R W W QF QF 4R 4R 3R 4R 3R 2 / 13 41–10 80.39

Wimbledon 1R 1R 1 1R 2R 1R 1R SF W QF 2R A 1R 1R 1 / 12 18–11 62.07

US Open A A A 2R A F 2R F 4R 4R QF 3R A 0 / 8 26–8 76.47

WIN–LOSS 1–2 3–2 0–1 5–3 7–1 13–2 9–3 17–2 10–3 7–3 6–2 5–3 2–2 3 / 33 85–29 74.56

1 Start of the Open Era . A 1968 French Open
French Open
counts as 0 wins, 0 losses. Fernando Gentil received a walkover in the first round, after Kodeš withdrew, does not count as a Kodeš loss (nor a Gentil win).

FINALS: 5 (3 TITLES, 2 RUNNERS-UP)

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE OPPONENT IN THE FINAL SCORE IN THE FINAL

Winner 1970 French Open
French Open
(1) Clay Željko Franulović
Željko Franulović
6–2, 6–4, 6–0

Winner 1971 French Open
French Open
(2) Clay Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
8–6, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Runner-up 1971 US Open (1) Grass Stan Smith 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–7(3–5)

Winner 1973 Wimbledon Grass Alex Metreveli 6–1, 9–8(7–5), 6–3

Runner-up 1973 US Open (2) Grass John Newcombe
John Newcombe
4–6, 6–1, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6

OPEN ERA FINALS

SINGLES (8 TITLES, 18 RUNNERS-UP)

OUTCOME NO. DATE TOURNAMENT SURFACE OPPONENT SCORE

Runner-up 1. 1969 Barranquilla
Barranquilla
, Colombia Clay Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
4–6, 4–6, 10–8, 6–2, 3–6

Winner 1. 1970 French Open, Paris Clay Željko Franulović
Željko Franulović
6–2, 6–4, 6–0

Runner-up 2. 1970 Rome , Italy Clay Ilie Năstase 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–8

Runner-up 3. 1971 Nice, France
France
Clay Ilie Năstase 8–10, 9–11, 1–6

Winner 2. 1971 Catania
Catania
, Italy Clay Georges Goven 6–3, 6–0, 6–2

Runner-up 4. 1971 Rome, Italy Clay Rod Laver 5–7, 3–6, 3–6

Winner 3. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
8–6, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Runner-up 5. 1971 U.S. Open , New York City Grass Stan Smith 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–7

Runner-up 6. 1971 Stockholm , Sweden Hard (i) Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe
1–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6

Runner-up 7. 1972 Nice, France Clay Ilie Năstase 0–6, 4–6, 3–6

Runner-up 8. 1972 Rome, Italy Clay Manuel Orantes 6–4, 1–6, 5–7, 2–6

Winner 4. 1972 Barcelona , Spain Clay Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–2, 6–3

Winner 5. 1973 Cologne WCT , Germany Carpet Brian Fairlie 6–1, 6–3, 6–1

Runner-up 9. 1973 Vancouver WCT , Canada Carpet Tom Gorman 6–3, 2–6, 5–7

Winner 6. 1973 Wimbledon , London Grass Alex Metreveli 6–1, 9–8, 6–3

Runner-up 10. 1973 U.S. Open, New York City Grass John Newcombe
John Newcombe
4–6, 6–1, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6

Runner-up 11. 1973 Prague
Prague
, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
Mateflex Jiří Hřebec 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 0–6, 5–7

Runner-up 12. 1975 Hampton , U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–3, 3–6, 0–6

Runner-up 13. 1975 Hamburg , Germany Clay Manuel Orantes 6–3, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4, 1–6

Runner-up 14. 1975 Düsseldorf , Germany Clay Jaime Fillol 4–6, 6–1, 0–6, 5–7

Runner-up 15. 1975 Kitzbühel , Austria Clay Adriano Panatta 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 4–6

Winner 7. 1975 Madrid , Spain Clay Adriano Panatta 6–2, 3–6, 7–6, 6–2

Winner 8. 1976 Basel , Switzerland Mateflex Jiří Hřebec 6–4, 6–2, 6–3

Runner-up 16. 1976 Nice, France Clay Corrado Barazzutti 2–6, 6–2, 7–5, 6–7, 6–8

Runner-up 17. 1976 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Manuel Orantes 6–7, 2–6, 6–7

Runner-up 18. 1977 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Guillermo Vilas 7–5, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6

DOUBLES (17 TITLES, 24 RUNNERS-UP)

OUTCOME NO. DATE TOURNAMENT SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE

Runner-up 1. 1970 Båstad, Sweden Clay Željko Franulović
Željko Franulović
Dick Crealy Allan Stone 2–6, 6–2, 12–12, RET.

Runner-up 2. 1970 Kitzbühel, Austria
Austria
Clay Željko Franulović John Alexander Phil Dent 8–10, 2–6, 4–6

Runner-up 3. 1970 Phoenix, U.S. Hard Charlie Pasarell Dick Crealy Ray Ruffels 6–7, 3–6

Runner-up 4. 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina
Clay Željko Franulović Bob Carmichael Ray Ruffels 5–7, 2–6, 7–5, 7–6, 3–6

Runner-up 5. 1971 Macon, U.S. Carpet Željko Franulović Clark Graebner Thomaz Koch 3–6, 6–7

Runner-up 6. 1971 Catania, Italy
Italy
Clay Jan Kukal Pierre Barthès Francois Jauffret 6-7, 6-2, 3-6

Winner 1. 1971 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Željko Franulović
Željko Franulović
Clark Graebner Erik Van Dillen 7–6, 5–7, 6–3

Winner 2. 1972 Nice, France
France
Clay Stan Smith Frew McMillan
Frew McMillan
Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 7–5

Winner 3. 1972 Hamburg, Germany Clay Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
Bob Hewitt Ion Ţiriac
Ion Ţiriac
4–6, 6–0, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2

Runner-up 7. 1972 Montreal, Canada Clay Jan Kukal Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
Ion Ţiriac
6–7, 3–6

Winner 4. 1973 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Vladimír Zedník Jimmy Connors Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
6–2, 6–4

Winner 5. 1973 Prague, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
Mateflex Vladimír Zedník Róbert Machán Balázs Taróczy 7-6, 7–6

Winner 6. 1974 Palm Desert WCT, U.S. Hard Vladimír Zedník Raymond Moore Onny Parun 6–4, 6–4

Winner 7. 1974 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Jiří Hřebec Ken-Ichi Hirai Toshiro Sakai 6–1, 6–4

Runner-up 8. 1975 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet Roger Taylor Jimmy Connors Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
6–7, 2–6

Winner 8. 1975 Munich, Germany Clay Wojtek Fibak Milan Holeček Karl Meiler 7–5, 6–3

Runner-up 9. 1975 Hamburg, Germany Clay Wojtek Fibak Juan Gisbert, Sr. Manuel Orantes 3–6, 6–7

Winner 9. 1975 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay François Jauffret Harald Elschenbroich Hans Kary 6–2, 6–3

Runner-up 10. 1975 Montreal, Canada Hard Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
Cliff Drysdale Raymond Moore 4–6, 7–5, 6–7

Winner 10. 1975 Madrid, Spain
Spain
Clay Ilie Năstase Juan Gisbert, Sr. Manuel Orantes 6–4, 3–6, 9–7

Winner 11. 1976 Kitzbühel, Austria
Austria
Clay Jiří Hřebec Jürgen Fassbender Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 6–7, 6–2, 6–4

Runner-up 12. 1977 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet Ross Case Ion Ţiriac
Ion Ţiriac
Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 7–6, 4–6

Winner 12. 1977 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay François Jauffret Wojtek Fibak Tom Okker 2–6, 6–3, 6–2

Runner-up 13. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay Wojtek Fibak Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 6–7, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6

Winner 13. 1977 Barcelona, Spain
Spain
Clay Wojtek Fibak Bob Hewitt Frew McMillan
Frew McMillan
6–0, 6–4

Runner-up 14. 1977 Vienna, Austria
Austria
Carpet Wojtek Fibak Bob Hewitt Frew McMillan
Frew McMillan
4–6, 3–6

Runner-up 15. 1977 Oviedo, Spain
Spain
Carpet Raúl Ramírez Fred McNair Sherwood Stewart 3–6, 1–6

Runner-up 16. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet Marty Riessen Robert Lutz Stan Smith 3–6, 3–6

Runner-up 17. 1978 Nice, France
France
Clay Tomáš Šmíd Patrice Dominguez François Jauffret 4–6, 0–6

Runner-up 18. 1978 Rome, Italy
Italy
Clay Tomáš Šmíd Víctor Pecci
Víctor Pecci
Belus Prajoux 7–6, 6–7, 1–6

Winner 14. 1978 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Tomáš Šmíd Carlos Kirmayr Belus Prajoux 6–3, 7–6

Runner-up 19. 1978 Aix-en-Provence, France
France
Clay Tomáš Šmíd Ion Ţiriac
Ion Ţiriac
Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 1–6

Winner 15. 1978 Madrid, Spain
Spain
Clay Wojtek Fibak Pavel Složil Tomáš Šmíd 6–7, 6–1, 6–2

Winner 16. 1979 Hamburg, Germany Clay Tomáš Šmíd Mark Edmondson John Marks 6–3, 6–1, 7–6

Runner-up 20. 1979 Hilversum, Netherlands
Netherlands
Clay Tomáš Šmíd Tom Okker Balázs Taróczy 1–6, 3–6

Runner-up 21. 1979 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Tomáš Šmíd Gene Mayer John McEnroe 4–6, 6–7

Runner-up 22. 1980 Barcelona, Spain
Spain
Clay Balázs Taróczy Steve Denton Ivan Lendl 2–6, 7–6, 3–6

Runner-up 23. 1980 Cologne, Germany Carpet Tomáš Šmíd Bernard Mitton Andrew Pattison 4–6, 1–6

Winner 17. 1982 Hilversum, Netherlands
Netherlands
Clay Tomáš Šmíd Balázs Taróczy Heinz Günthardt 7–6, 6–4

Runner-up 24. 1983 Hilversum, Netherlands
Netherlands
Clay Tomáš Šmíd Heinz Günthardt Balázs Taróczy 6–3, 2–6, 3–6

At results above are not shown wins and runners-up from 1965 to 1969, such as tournaments in Santiago, Viňa del Mar, São Paulo, Lyon, Cannes, Luxemburg, Split, Varna, Plovdiv, Paris (Racing Club) or International championships of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
in Bratislava. The draws of players were always minimum 32 players, same as at contemporary ATP Tour events, but they are not listed in ATP Annuals, since ATP was founded at 1972.

REFERENCES

* ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8 * ^ "Wimbledon Singles Titles Captured by King, Kodes" (The Spokesman-Review ). AP. 8 July 1973. * ^ A B C D John Barrett , ed. (1974). World of Tennis '74 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 268–269. ISBN 9780362001686 . * ^ "Newcombe cops U.S. net Open" (Star-News). UPI. 10 September 1973. p. Fifteen.

FURTHER READING

Jan Kodes, with Petr Kolar, A Journey to Glory from behind the Iron Curtain, New Chapter Press, Chicago, 2010, ISBN 978-0942257687

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Jan Kodeš
Jan Kodeš
at the Association of Tennis Professionals * Jan Kodeš
Jan Kodeš
at the International Tennis Federation * Jan Kodeš
Jan Kodeš
at the Davis Cup * Jan Kodeš
Jan Kodeš
at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame

* v * t * e

French Open
French Open
men\'s singles champions

* (1968 ) Ken Rosewall * (1969 ) Rod Laver * (1970 ) Jan Kodeš * (1971 ) Jan Kodeš * (1972 ) Andrés Gimeno
Andrés Gimeno
* (1973 ) Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
* (1974 ) Björn Borg
Björn Borg
* (1975 ) Björn Borg
Björn Borg
* (1976 ) Adriano Panatta * (1977 ) Guillermo Vilas * (1978 ) Björn Borg
Björn Borg
* (1979 ) Björn Borg
Björn Borg
* (1980 ) Björn Borg