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Georges Goven in action, 1970.

Georges Goven in action, 1970.
Georges Goven in action, 1970.
Georges Goven in action, 1970.
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Georges Goven in action, 1970. Georges Goven (born 26 April 1948, in Lyon) is a retired tennis player from France. As a junior he won the Australian Championships Boys' Singles title in 1964. Goven reached the semifinals in both singles and doubles (partnering François Jauffret) at the 1970 French Open. He notably defeated Ilie Năstase (then World No. 7) in Paris in September 1977 with the help of the Spaghetti racket, and Vitas Gerulaitis (then World No. 5) in Florence in May 1983.[1] Goven has coached such players as Nicolas Escudé, Nathalie Dechy and Tatiana Golovin. He was the Davis Cup team captain from 1993–1994. Currently, he is the captain of the France Fed Cup team since 2005 (replacing his compatriot and former player Guy Forget) and coaches Kristina Mladenovic.

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