Wanaro N'Godrella

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Wanaro N'Godrella
Internationale Tenniskampioenschappen Melkhuisje, Wannaro N' Godrella in aktie, Bestanddeelnr 926-5579.jpg
Country (sports) France
Born(1949-10-18)18 October 1949
Nouméa, New Caledonia
Died26 May 2016(2016-05-26) (aged 66)
Nouméa, New Caledonia
Highest rankingNo. 71 (15 October 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1973)
French Open3R (1973)
Wimbledon2R (1972)
US Open3R (1972)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1972, 1974)
French Open3R (1974)
Wimbledon2R (1969)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenSF (1974)

Wanaro N'Godrella (18 October 1949 – 26 May 2016) was a French tennis player who was active in the late 1960s and the 1970s. His best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarterfinals of the singles event at the 1973 Australian Open in which he was defeated by Karl Meiler in four sets.[1][2] In 1973 and 1974 he played a doubles match for the French Davis Cup team.[3]

He reached a highest singles ranking of No. 71 in October 1973.

N'Godrella reached the second round of the singles event at the Wimbledon Championships in 1972.[4] In 1973 he defeated fifth-seeded Manuel Orantes in the second round of the singles event at the French Open.[5]

The center court at the ATP Challenger Tour event in his hometown of Nouméa is named for N'Godrella.[6]

Career finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. Sep 1972 Seattle, U.S. Hard France Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–7, 4–6


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. p. 362. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.
  2. ^ "Australian open results archive – Wanaro N'Godrella". www.ausopen.com. Tennis Australia.
  3. ^ "Wanaro N'Godrela grand nom du tennis calédonien a disparu - nouvelle calédonie 1ère". francetvinfo.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Wanaro N'Godrella". AELTC.
  5. ^ "Roland Garros past tournaments – 1973 Men's Singles" (PDF). www.rolandgarros.com. Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).
  6. ^ http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2018/2205/op.pdf

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