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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 - Nstase was still one of the 20 best players.

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

1985 - Nstase retired from the tour in October at age 39 after playing in the tournament in Toulouse.

1996 - Nstase 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 Nstase in 28th place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era.


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