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    Rod Laver  
    Rod Laver, the most prolific of the tennis professionals to use Donnay rackets, had a career record of 392 wins and 99 losses, winning over 198 titles in his career. Laver was ranked number 1 in the world for seven consecutive years. Mr. Laver’s career spanned 18 years and has the distinction of being the only tennis player in history to win the Grand Slam twice.
 
 
 
    Margaret Court  
    Margaret Court, an Australian born tennis professional, was the first woman to win the Tennis Grand Slam. Ms. Court’s tennis career spanned 17 years and included 92 career wins. Ms. Court has the distinction of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles, a feat not repeated since.  
 
 
 
    Cliff Drysdale  
    Cliff Drysdale was one of the Handsome Eight of tennis. The Handsome Eight were the first eight players to join Lamar Hunt in creating the World Championship of Tennis, the first open professional tour. Mr. Drysdale joined John Newcombe, Tony Roche, Dennis Ralston, and four other players to create the first Tour. Mr. Drysdale’s tennis career began as a player, winning 11 titles including the 1972 US Open doubles title and continued until today as the colorful voice of tennis as an announcer for the major television networks.  
 
 
 
    Bjorn Borg  
    In 1975, after winning his first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, Bjorn Borg signed his first contract with Donnay to play the Donnay Allwood racket. Mr. Borg is a Swedish born player who flared his famous topsin style of tennis and became the inspiration for a generation of tennis players. Mr. Borg was the only player of his era to win 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles. He also won 4 consecutive French Open titles. In all, Mr. Borg won 100 singles titles during his 12 years as a professional with a Donnay racket. He is considered the most prolific tennis player in history.  
 
 
 
    Vijay Amritraj  
    A former professional tennis player from India, Vijay reached a world ranking of #16 in July, 1980 and was awarded the ATP Most Improved Player award in 1973. He was known for his chip-and-charge tactics and serve-and-volley game, making him a natural on grass courts. He has recorded wins over some legendary players, including Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, and John McEnroe. As the captain of the India Davis Cup team, he reached the finals in 1974 and 1987. Upon retirement in 1993, he began a career in sportscasting with a brief stint as an actor; most notably playing the role of "Vijay" in the 1983 James Bond movie "Octopussy".  
 
 
 
    Jimmy Arias  
    James ("Jimmy") Arias is a former top-ranked tennis touring professional player from the United States. From Grand Island, near Buffalo, New York, Arias's peak year was 1983, when as a 19 year-old he finished the year ranked World No. 6, having reached the U.S. Open semi-finals, and winning the Italian Open and three other tour grand prix events. A baseliner, Arias was a tennis prodigy, turning pro at age 16 in 1980. He reached his career high ranking of World No. 5 in April 1984. He retired from the tour in 1994, having amassed a 286–223 singles playing record and over $1,800,000 in prize money. With former World No. 2 tennis player, Andrea Jaeger, he won the 1982 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship. Today, Arias serves as a commentator for ESPN International and the Tennis Channel. Arias served as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics.  
 
 
 
    Andre Agassi  
    In 1992, Andre Agassi won his first of 68 career titles, winning Wimbledon using a Donnay Pro One racket. Mr. Agassi went on be the only male player to win the career Golden Slam. Mr. Agassi won all four Grand Slam tournaments as well as the Olympic Gold Medal. His career spanned 20 years, during which, he became third on the all time list for earnings.  
 
 
 
    Greg Rusedski  
    Rusedski's first career singles tournament title was at the Hall of Fame Championship in Newport, Rhode Island in 1993. Rusedski reached the singles final of the U.S. Open in 1997, where he lost to Pat Rafter in four sets, (shortly thereafter reaching his career high rank of World No. 4). He also won theBBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Rusedski, won the Grand Slam Cup in 1999. Rusedski was defeated in the second round of Wimbledon in 2005 by Joachim Johansson of Sweden 7–6(10), 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(5). Following that disappointment, Rusedski had a successful July. He successfully defended his title at the Hall of Fame Championship, defeating Vince Spadea in the final. This was the first time he had successfully defended a title and the third time he had won the championship. He then reached the semifinals at both the RCA Championships in Indianapolis, losing to Taylor Dent, and the Canada Masterstournament in Montreal, losing to Andre Agassi.  
 
 
 
 

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