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Jean Borotra

Jean Borotra (Tennis.  Born, Biarritz, France, Aug. 13, 1898; died, Arbonne, France, July 17, 1994.)  A French Davis Cup hero and winner of three of the four major tournaments during his career, Jean Borotra missed only at Forest Hills.  Borotra, known as the “Bounding Basque,” lost an all-French final to Rene Lacoste in 1926, 6-4, […]

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