Yannick Noah and Roland-Garros: 40 years of a Legendary Victory


Yannick Noah et Roland Garros : 40 years of a Legendary Victory

Throwback : Yannick Noah remporte Roland Garros (1983) - YARD

A feat still resounding 40 years later

On June 5, 1983, Yannick Noah entered the history of Roland-Garros by becoming the first French player of the Open era to win this Grand Slam. Zacharie's son, then 23 years old, won in three sets (6-2, 7-5, 7-6) against Mats Wilander.

Legends' Voice - Roland-Garros - Wilander sur sa finale contre Noah : "J'ai  clairement fait un excès de confiance" - Eurosport

Noah's day of glory at Roland-Garros

The native of Sedan who grew up in Yaoundé, dressed in white and yellow, knelt on the clay, triumphant after two hours and 24 minutes of play. It was a moment of anthology for French sport.

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Tribute to Yannick Noah, 40 years later

Four decades after this historic victory, the world of tennis pays tribute to Yannick Noah. A mural was even inaugurated on the wall of the players' building, renamed "Yannick Noah 1983", on the Roland-Garros site in Paris.