Marc Rosset

Marc Rosset

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Marc Rosset (born 7 November 1970, in Geneva, Switzerland) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland who is best remembered for winning the men's singles Gold Medal at the 1992 Olympic Games.

Rosset first came to prominence as a junior tennis player who was ranked No. 4 in the world junior rankings in 1988.

Rosset turned professional in 1988 and won his first tour singles title in 1989 Geneva as a wildcard defeating Guillermo Pérez Roldán. His first doubles title was also won in Geneva in 1991 (partnering Sergi Bruguera).

1992 was the pinnacle of Rosset's career. Representing Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, he defeated several big-name players on route to qualifying for the men's singles final, including Jim Courier, Goran Ivanišević, Wayne Ferreira and Emilio Sánchez. In the final, he faced Spain's Jordi Arrese and won an exciting five-set match 7–6, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 8–6 to claim the Gold Medal. Rosset also won the 1992 French Open men's doubles title (partnering Jakob Hlasek). And Rosset was a member of the Swiss team which reached the final of the 1992 Davis Cup. Switzerland lost in the final to the United States despite Rosset winning a five-set singles rubber against Jim Courier (who was ranked the World No. 1 at the time).

Rosset's most memorable Davis Cup match came in defeat in a singles rubber against Arnaud Clément of France in 2001, which he lost 15–13 in the fifth set after 5 hours and 46 minutes. During the later years...
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