(; born 4 January 1965 in Casablanca
) is a former French
player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup
in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain.
Forget first came to the tennis world's attention as an outstanding junior player who won the French Open
junior title in 1982. He turned professional later that year.
His breakthrough year on the professional tour was 1986 when he made it to the fourth round of Roland Garros
, his best grand slam at that point, and won his first top-level singles title in Toulouse
, and was also part of the French team which won the World Team Cup
. Forget also won six doubles titles in 1986, reaching his career-high doubles ranking of World Number 3 in August that year, finishing in the runner-up spot with partner Jakob Hlasek
at the 1990 ATP Tour World Championships
In 1987 Forget and Yannick Noah
finished runners-up in the men's doubles at the French Open. In 1990, Forget partnered Jakob Hlasek
to win the ATP Tour World Championships doubles title.
1991 was the most successful year of Forget's career. He won six singles titles that year, the biggest coming at the ATP Masters Series
events in Cincinnati
. In both finals, he defeated Pete Sampras
. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World Number 4 in March that year.
Forget was a member of the French team which won the 1991 Davis Cup
. In the final,... Read More