Orlando Sirola

Orlando Sirola

Orlando Sirola
Country (sports)  Italy
Born (1928-04-30)30 April 1928
Fiume, Italy
Died 13 November 1995(1995-11-13) (aged 67)
Bologna, Italy
Turned pro 1952 (amateur tour)
Retired 1963
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1960)
Wimbledon 4R (1959, 1962)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1959)
Wimbledon F (1956)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1955)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1955, 1958, 1960Ch, 1961Ch)

Orlando Sirola (30 April 1928 – 13 November 1995) was a male tennis player from Italy.


  • Biography 1
  • Grand Slam finals 2
    • Doubles (1 title, 2 runner-ups) 2.1
  • External links 3


Sirola was born in Fiume, today the Croatian city of Rijeka. He only began playing tennis at the age of 22. Despite his late start, he achieved some notable successes.

In 1958 he won the singles title at the Bavarian Tennis Championships in Munich after a five-set victory in the final against Luis Ayala.

Sirola's best result in a Grand Slam singles event was at Roland Garros in 1960, where he reached the semifinals. He also won the Roland Garros doubles title in 1959, partnering Nicola Pietrangeli. He was a member of the Italian teams which finished runners-up to Australia in the Davis Cup in 1960 and 1961.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1955 French Championships Nicola Pietrangeli Vic Seixas
Tony Trabert
1–6, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1956 Wimbledon Championships Nicola Pietrangeli Lew Hoad
Ken Rosewall
5–7, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1959 French Championships Nicola Pietrangeli Roy Emerson
Neale Fraser
6–3, 6–2, 14–12

External links