Jean Borotra playing in the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, London, 1931.
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Borotra was a French tennis player who was known as the 'Bounding Basque'. He emerged in the 1920s when France became one of the leading tennis nations. He won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1924, where he still competed up until he was eighty. He also won the French and Australian championships and several Davis Cup medals. He is shown here at full stretch, wearing a beret.