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Nastase, Ilie

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.
Nationality: Romanian
Categories: Tennis Player

1946 – Born on the 19th of July in Bucharest.

1966 – Nastase traveled around the world competing with good friend Ion Tiriac.

1967 – Nastase won his first minor tournament at Cannes on the 16th of April.

1969 – His first final at an important tournament in Stockholm, where he defeated Tony Roche and Smith.

1970 – The French Open.

1971 – Nastase was the runner-up at a depleted French Open with 16 of the 32 World Championship Tennis players absent.

1972 – He became the second ranked player in the world owing to his winning the U.S.

1973 – He won Wimbledon.

1975 – The U.S. Open.

1976 – He was the singles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1972, losing in five sets to Stan Smith, losing to Björn Borg.

1978 – N stase was still one of the 20 best players.

1982 – N stase steadily declined and only occasionally defeated a good player, such as Johan Kriek in the third round of the U.S. Open.

1985 – N stase retired from the tour in October at age 39 after playing in the tournament in Toulouse.

1996 – N stase wrote a couple of novels in French and entered politics in the 1990s, making an unsuccessful run for mayor of Bucharest.

2005 – TENNIS Magazine put N stase in 28th place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era.