Réjean Genois

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Réjean Genois
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Birthdate December 30, 1952
Birthplace Québec City, Québec, Canada
From Québec City, Québec, Canada
Height 5’9” (1,75m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 1972
Retired 1982
Best ATP singles ranking No. 89 (July 31, 1978)
Best ATP doubles ranking Unknown
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Réjean Genois (born December 30, 1952 in Québec City, Québec, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 89 on July 31, 1978 and an unknown career-high ATP doubles ranking.

Genois' career-high singles ranking was the highest ranking for a Canadian until Glenn Michibata reached world No. 79 in 1984. Genois played tennis at Florida State University from 1972 until 1974. He has won three ATP Challenger doubles titles, in 1978 in Shreveport, United States and in Asheville, United States, and in 1980 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. In 1978, he reached the third round in singles at the US Open. He was named Tennis Canada male player of the year in 1982. He retired in 1982.

Genois was inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. He is the current president of Tennis Québec and is also a tennis analyst for TVA Sports, a sports television network in Québec.

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)

Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 1978 Shreveport, United States $25,000 Hard Ramiro Benavides (BOL) Woody Blocher (USA)
Dick R. Bohrnstedt (USA)
7–6, 4–6, 6–2
Win 2–0 Jul 1978 Asheville, United States $25,000 Clay Ramiro Benavides (BOL) Jai Dilouie (USA)
Ferdi Taygan (USA)
7–5, 4–6, 7–6
Win 3–0 Mar 1980 San Luis Potosí, Mexico $25,000 Clay Mike Barr (USA) Ramiro Benavides (BOL)
Gabriel Urpi (ESP)
6–4, 6–4

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open Q2 A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A A 3R A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 0 / 3 2–3 40%

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1977 1978 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 0 / 2 1–2 33%

Wins over top-10 opponents

Genois has a 1–3 (25%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Genois
Rank
1978
1. Sandy Mayer (USA) 10 US Open, United States Hard 1R 7–6, 6–2 115

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