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Giordano Maioli

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Bio He won six medals at the Summer Universiade from 1963 to 1967. In 1966 he won the Italian Tennis Championships and has played 19 times in Davis Cup. He reached the third round of the singles event at the 1967 Wimbledon Championships. He is currently General Manager of Alpina Maglierie Sportive S.p.A, a manufacturer of sportswear under the brand Australian.

After being Italian junior champion for two consecutive years (1960 and 1961), he won - overturning every forecast - the absolute Italian championships, defeating Nicola Pietrangeli for 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in three sets in 1966. He also competed for the title with Pietrangeli the following year, yielding only to the fifth set, for 6-1, 0-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

He was also four times Italian doubles champion: once paired with Sergio Tacchini (1966), twice with Nicola Pietrangeli (1970 and 1971) and once with Gianni Ocleppo (1976). He won the title, twice, also in mixed doubles, paired with Lea Pericoli (1971 and 1972). In 1972 he became the doubles Italian indoor champion together with Pietro Marzano.

In his career he won six medals at the Universiade, in three different editions (1963, 1965, 1967).

He played 19 times in the Davis Cup, making his debut victoriously in 1964 against Egypt, deployed as a result. In the remainder of the tournament he played twice in doubles with Nicola Pietrangeli, winning against Rhodesia and losing against the Swedes Jan-Erik Lundquist and Ulf Schmidt. In 1965, he held the first round against Portugal and won all three matches. In the second round he is lined up only in doubles, with Pietrangeli, losing to the Brazilians Barnes and Mandarino. The following year he was victorious in doubles, in the first round, paired with Gaetano Di Maso; returns to play in the semifinals, always in doubles with Di Maso, but losing in five sets against the South Africans Diepraam-McMillan. Returns to the first round of the 1967 tournament, against Austria, winning all three matches, including the doubles, paired with Vittorio Crotta; identical results in the three quarter-final matches, against Luxembourg. In the 1967 semi-final, against Brazil, Maioli loses the first match from Koch and in doubles, with Crotta; while the last irrelevant match, with Mandarin, is interrupted at 5-5, in the fifth set. In 1972 he was a non-national captain. After five years of absence he made his last appearances on the field in 1973, in doubles with Pietro Marzano, losing both in the semifinals against Spain and in the final against Czechoslovakia.

In the 1963 edition of the Internazionali d'Italia he reached the quarter-finals. In 1964 he won the Knokke Le Zoute tournament by beating Belgian Drossart by 6-4, 6-1. In 1966 he won the Tournament of Viareggio, beating the Brazilian José Edison Mandarino for 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, after eliminating Martin Mulligan and Beppe Merlo. In the same year he also won the Senigallia Tournament.

In Grand Slam tournaments, he never went beyond the third round, the Wimbledon Tournament (1966) and the second round, at Roland Garros (1966 and 1967).
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