Bernard Balleret
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Bernard Balleret
Bernard Balleret
Country (sports)Monaco Monaco
Born (1954-05-11) 11 May 1954 (age 66)
Paris, France
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Career record1-6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 310 (12 December 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1976, 1983)
Career record1-5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 614 (24 February 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1979)

Bernard Balleret (born 11 May 1954) is a French-born Monegasque professional tennis player.[1]

Balleret participated in the main draw of three French Opens during his career.[2] He lost to American Fred McNair in the opening round of the 1976 French Open and also exited in the first round of the doubles, partnering Louis Borfiga.[2] In 1979 he teamed up with Jacques Thamin and the pair made it to the second round, with a win over the French pairing of Bernard Fritz and Patrick Proisy.[2] He played in the singles at the 1983 French Open but was again defeated in the opening round, this time by Christophe Roger-Vasselin.[2]

Over a span of 19 years, Balleret regularly appeared in Davis Cup ties for Monaco, playing a total of 30 ties. He won 21 of his 43 singles rubbers and eight of his 25 doubles matches. His combined tally of 29 wins remains, as of 2012, a national record. He last played for Monaco in 1991, against Luxembourg, a week before his 37th birthday.[3]

He is the father of Benjamin Balleret, another professional tennis player, and remarried to former top 50 player Alexia Dechaume.


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