J Ó Z S E F A S B Ó T H
(1917 – 1986)
the greatest Hungarian player of all-time,
the most successful Hungarian male tennis player,
the only one Hungarian Grand Slam champion in men’s singles,
champion of French Open (Roland Garros) in 1947 in men’s singles.
76 years after his championship title at Roland Garros, on June 1, 2023, Gilles Moretton, the president of the French Tennis Federation, and the 2-time Grand Slam champion, member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Amélie Mauresmo, who serves as the director of Roland Garros, presented the above commemorative plaque engraved the name of József Asbóth and the Musketeer Cup to the representative of the Asbóth family in Paris.
The year 2017 was declared the year of Asbóth by the Hungarian Tennis Association. To commemorate this, the nine-time Grand Slam champion Monica Seles, the Hungarian Tennis Association and the Hungarian Sports Journalists Association jointly donated a commemorative plaque to József Asbóth.