Jerome Golmard
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Jerome Golmard
Jérôme Golmard
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Golmard in 2012
Country (sports) France
Born(1973-09-09)9 September 1973
Dijon, France
Died31 July 2017(2017-07-31) (aged 43)
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1993
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,215,784
Career record144-143 (ATP Tour, Grand Slams and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 22 (26 April 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998, 2002)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon3R (1998, 2000)
US Open3R (2000)
Career record19-32 (ATP Tour, Grand Slams and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 143 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003)
US Open1R (1998)

Jérôme Golmard (9 September 1973 - 31 July 2017)[1] was a French tennis player.

The left-hander reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in April 1999, winning 2 singles titles and reaching the semifinals of Monte Carlo in 1999. Golmard finished his career with over $2.2 million in prize money. Among the many notable players he beat on the ATP Tour are former World No. 1s Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marcelo Ríos and Carlos Moyá, as well as Grand Slam champions Richard Krajicek, Goran Ivani?evi?, Albert Costa, Gastón Gaudio, Thomas Johansson and Michael Chang.

He announced in 2014 that he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, which causes muscle paralysis, and died of the disease on 31 July 2017.[2]

Career finals

Singles: 4 (2 wins, 2 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Feb 1999 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai Hard Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6-4, 6-2
Win 2. Jan 2000 Chennai Open, Chennai Hard Germany Markus Hantschk 6-3, 6-7(6-8), 6-3
Loss 1. Jul 2001 Croatia Open, Umag Clay Spain Carlos Moyá 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 2. Jan 2002 Auckland Open, Auckland Hard United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 7-6(7-0), 4-6, 5-7

Doubles: 1 final (1 runner-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 2000 Swiss Open, Gstaad Clay Germany Michael Kohlmann Czech Republic Ji?í Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6-3, 3-6, 4-6

After tennis

Golmard was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2014 and died on 31 July 2017, at the age of 43.[3]


  1. ^ "Carnet Noir - Jérôme Golmard est décédé à l\'âge de 43 ans".
  2. ^ "Jerome Golmard: 1973-2017". ATP Tour. Association of Tennis Professionals. 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Former No. 22, two-time ATP title winner Jerome Golmard dies at 43". Tennis Magazine. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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