Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Henri Jean Cochet (1901 – 1987) was a former World number 1 tennis player, and one of the famous "Four Musketeers" from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Born in Villeurbanne, Rhône, Cochet won ten amateur Majors and one professional Major (French Pro) during his singles career (achieving victory on three different surfaces). He was ranked World No. 1 player for four consecutive years, 1928 through 1931 by A. Wallis Myers. He turned professional in 1933 but, after a less than stellar pro career, he was reinstated as an amateur in 1946.
The Four Musketeers were inducted simultaneously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1976. Cochet died at age 85 in Paris.