Alexandre Sokolowski

Alexandre Sokolowski

Born in Paris, Alexandre fell in love with tennis at the age of 6, watching countryman Henri Leconte reach the semi-finals of the 1992 French Open as a wild card. Although he’s far from being as gifted as Leconte, his journey in tennis still led him to visit the four Grand Slam tournaments, as a coach or a sparring-partner. In 2009, he was the co-founder of a fan blog which became one of the main French tennis websites, Tennis Legend, while teaching tennis in several clubs in Paris area. He joined the Tennis Majors team in April 2020.

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Ivan Lendl 1984
January 16, 2022

January 16, 1981: the day Jimmy Connors called Ivan Lendl a chicken, a nickname that the Czech would bear until his first Grand Slam title in 1984

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
January 15, 2022

January 15, 2002: the day Lleyton Hewitt became the first-ever top seed to be defeated in the Australian Open first round

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
January 15, 2022

January 15, 1981: The day ice-man Bjorn Borg lost his cool

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
John McEnroe
January 14, 2022

January 14, 1979: the day John McEnroe established himself as the youngest winner of the Masters Cup

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
January 14, 2022

January 14, 2002: Koubek comes back from match point down in five-set thriller

On this day in tennis history, an Austrian hit back after falling behind...
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Carlos Moya, On this day 13.01.2021
January 13, 2022

January 13, 1997: The day Carlos Moya upset defending champion Boris Becker in the first round of the Australian Open

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
January 13, 2022

January 13, 2003: When Jennifer Capriati became the first female defending champion to lose in Australian Open first round

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Vitas Gerulaitis On this day 12.01.2021
January 12, 2022

January 12, 1980: The day Vitas Gerulaitis said: “No one beats Vitus Gerulaitis 17 times in a row”

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
January 11, 2022

January 11, 1988: the first day of play in the Australian Open’s new home

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Lleyton Hewitt, On this day 11.01.2021
January 11, 2022

January 11, 1998: The day 16-year-old Lleyton Hewitt became the lowest-ranked player to win an ATP title

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
On This Day, 01/10: John McEnroe & Jimmy Connors
January 10, 2022

January 10, 1982: The day Connors and McEnroe nearly come to blows in Chicago

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
January 9, 2022

January 9, 1977: Roscoe Tanner wins his only Grand Slam title

On this day in tennis history, two top players fought it out for...
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Jimmy Connors, On this day 8/
January 8, 2022

January 8, 1978: When the Masters Cup final between Connors and Borg sparked a No 1 debate

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Tracy Austin, On this day 07.01.2021
January 7, 2022

January 7, 1979: The day 16-year-old Tracy Austin crushed Martina Navratilova to win the Avon Championships

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Mikhail Youzhny, US Open 2010
January 6, 2022

January 6, 2008: The day Mikhail Youzhny gave Nadal the heaviest loss of his career

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Sydney-OTD-01_06
January 6, 2022

January 6, 1992: The day Pescosolido’s racquet kick left an audience member with stitches

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
On this day 5.01.2021
January 5, 2022

January 5, 1994: The day world No 1 Pete Sampras was shocked by qualifier in Qatar

On this day in tennis history, the world No 1 fell to a...
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
January 4, 2022

January 4, 1976: The day Mark Edmondson won the Australian Open and became the lowest-ranked player to ever win a Grand Slam title

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Brian Teacher On this day 04.01.2021
January 4, 2022

January 4, 1981: The day unheralded Brian Teacher won his first and only Grand Slam title

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Rosewall OTD 01_03
January 3, 2022

January 3, 1972: The day Ken Rosewall became the oldest Grand Slam winner in the Open Era

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Guillermo Vilas OTD 01_02
January 2, 2022

January 2, 1980: The day Guillermo Vilas won his fourth and final Grand Slam title

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski