Yannick Noah

May 18, 1960
Place of Birth:
Sedan, France
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 3

Enormously popular, Yannick Noah delighted galleries all over the globe with his emotional energy, grace, and panache. In 1983, he became the first Frenchman in 37 years to win at Roland Garros, toppling Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander on the clay, creating a euphoria in Paris that might never be surpassed. Noah was appealingly aggressive, a wondrous athlete, and an inspirational performer. He played Davis Cup ebulliently for France, was captain of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams, and his unbridled passion was a trademark.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1983
  • Doubles Champion 1984
  • Doubles Finalist 1987

US Open

  • Doubles Finalist 1985

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1978-85, 1988-90
  • Davis Cup and Fed Cup Team Captain for France