Jan Kodeš

1946 - Today

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Jan Kodeš (born 1 March 1946) is a Czech former tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles events in the early 1970s. His greatest success was achieved on the clay courts of the French Open played at the Stade Roland Garros. He won the singles title there in 1970, beating Željko Franulović in the final in straight sets, and again in 1971, this time defeating Ilie Năstase in the final in four sets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Kodeš has received more than 135,584 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jan Kodeš is the 43rd most popular tennis player, the 251st most popular biography from Czechia (down from 149th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Czech Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Jan Kodeš ranks 43 out of 1,148Before him are Maria Sharapova, Yannick Noah, William Renshaw, Don Budge, Maria Bueno, and Nikola Pilić. After him are Henri Cochet, Gottfried von Cramm, Andrés Gimeno, Laurence Doherty, Martina Hingis, and Doris Hart.

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Among people born in 1946, Jan Kodeš ranks 165Before him are Francisco Varela, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Tom Savini, Antony Beevor, Tina Aumont, and Brigitte Fossey. After him are Paul Schrader, Patrick Head, Dick Wolf, Norio Yoshimizu, Stig Blomqvist, and Joe Dante.

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Among people born in Czechia, Jan Kodeš ranks 251 out of 839Before him are Joseph Škoda (1805), Vladimír Menšík (1929), Jan Mukařovský (1891), Leo Fall (1873), Emil Orlík (1870), and Karel Reisz (1926). After him are Conrad I, Duke of Bohemia (1035), Karel Hynek Mácha (1810), Helena Vondráčková (1947), Svatopluk, Duke of Bohemia (1100), Anne of Bavaria (1329), and Prince Ernst of Hohenberg (1904).


Among tennis players born in Czechia, Jan Kodeš ranks 4Before him are Ivan Lendl (1960), Martina Navratilova (1956), and Jaroslav Drobný (1921). After him are Hedwiga Rosenbaumová (1864), Helena Suková (1965), Jana Novotná (1968), Petr Korda (1968), Hana Mandlíková (1962), Karel Koželuh (1895), Tomáš Šmíd (1956), and Petra Kvitová (1990).