Borotra

Borotra

(bɔrɔtra)
n
(Biography) Jean (Robert) (ʒɑ̃). 1898–1994, French tennis player: secretary general of physical education under the Vichy government (1940)
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Frenchman Jean Borotra competed in the men's singles championship on a mind-boggling 35 separate occasions between 1922 and 1964.
1928 Jean Borotra (France) bt R.Cummings 6-4 6-1 4-6 5-7 6-3
It was a sixth win from six five-set matches at the All England Club for 12th seed Tsonga, who is now level with Jean Borotra as the Frenchman with the most victories at grand slams after posting win number 103.
Tsonga maintained his record of never having lost a fifth set at Wimbledon while he tied Jean Borotra as the Frenchman with the most victories at grand slams after posting win number 103.
Other inmates included Michel Clemenceau, a politician, critic of the Petain regime, and son of WWI prime minister Georges Clemenceau; tennis star Jean Borotra, the Vichy administrator for sports who earned German ire for refusing to support athletic matches with German opponents; Francois de la Roque, prewar leader of the right-wing Croix de Feu (Cross of Fire) party who willingly accepted collaboration but later changed his mind; and French labor leader Leon Jouhaux and his partner, Augusta Bruchlen, who was there voluntarily so she could be with him.
The pair are battling for the right to lift the brilliantly named Coupe des Mousquetaires, which honours the victories of French tennis's Four Musketeers - Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet and Rene Lacoste.
The wins over Portugal, the Netherlands, Israel and Austria didn't exactly threaten the feats of Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet and Ren Lacoste, who guided France to six successive Davis Cups in the interwar years, but they were as well as GB has done in the women's team competition for a couple of decades.
We called them the Four Musketeers, Borotra, Cochet, Lacoste and Brugnon and they brought a domination by La Belle France that has never been, um, beller.
He now has the opportunity to become the first French winner in Australia since Jean Borotra in 1928 and is the first French finalist since Arnaud Clement seven years ago.
(45) At the Vichy government's request, the NSC--under the authority of a state commissionership for sports, run by Jean Borotra and then by Colonel Pascot after 1942--became a structure which aimed at ruling the whole of French sports policies.
With: Laure Marsac, Denis Podalydes, Claire Borotra, Alexia Stresi, Justine Gallou, Gisele Casadesus, Ivan Taieb, Emmanuelle Lepoutre.