István Gulyás

Intro Hungarian tennis player
A.K.A. Istvan Gulyas
Was Athlete Tennis player
From Hungary
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 13 October 1931, Pécs, Hungary
Death 30 July 2000, Budapest, Hungary (aged 68 years)
Star sign Libra

István Gulyás (Hungarian: Gulyás István; 13 October 1931 – 31 July 2000) was the second Hungarian male tennis player to become a Grand Slam finalist. He was defeated in the 1966 French Open Men's final by Tony Roche of Australia in three sets, after allowing the match to be delayed 24 hours to allow Roche to recover from an ankle injury. It was Gulyas' lone Grand Slam final, though he made the semi-finals of the tournament the following year (and the quarter-finals in 1971). He was ranked inside the world's Top 10 on more than one occasion and holds the record for most Hungarian National Championship titles having won it 15 times in his career. Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph ranked Gulyás as World No. 8 in 1966.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1966 French Championships Clay Tony Roche 1–6, 4–6, 5–7

Grand Slam tournament performance timeline

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Open 1R A A 4R A 3R 2R 3R 3R 3R 2R F SF 4R 4R 2R QF 2R 1R 0 / 15
Wimbledon 2R A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 17
US Open A A A A A A A A 4R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1
Strike Rate 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 33

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