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Four French players virtually ruled the world tennis in 1920s? They were popularly known by a nickname. What was it?

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In the late 1920's the French dominated men's tennis. Four tennis champions, known as the "Musketeers", were virtually unbeatable: Jean Borotra, Ren Lacoste, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon. Borotra was called the "Bounding Basque from Biarritz," known for his energy, speed and acrobatic volleying ability. He always wore a signature blue beret, both on and off the court. Lacoste, nicknamed "the Crocodile," was a self-made champion known and revered for his hard work, devotion and determination. He designed the first tennis shirts, made specifically for tennis. Adorned on the left breast of every shirt was his signature trademark, the crocodile. Henri Cochet was born in Lyon, France. Growing up, Henri worked as a ball boy at a nearby tennis club thus he became known as "the Ballboy of Lyon." Cochet was recognized for being one of the most naturally gifted players in tennis history. Jacques "Toto" Brugnon was known for his large repertoire of strokes, as well as an extraordinary sense ...more
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 23 Mar '10 03:28 pm

 
  
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The Four Musketeers
The Musketeers were:

Jean Borotra (1898-1994)
Jacques Brugnon (1895-1978)
Henri Cochet (1901-1987)
Ren Lacoste (1904-1996)
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 23 Mar '10 03:35 pm

 
  
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Musketeers - Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, Rene Lacoste, "Toto" Brugnon, representing the men and Suzanne Lenglen representing the women.
Source;Wikipedia
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 23 Mar '10 03:29 pm

 
  
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