Raymundo Deyro (Tennis)

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Raymundo Deyro (Tennis)

  • 1958 Tokyo Asian Games gold medalist – men’s singles
  • 1958 Tokyo Asian Games gold medalist – men’s doubles
  • 1962 Jakarta Asian Games silver medalist – men’s doubles1962 Jakarta Asian Games silver medalist – men’s team
  • 36 wins in the Davis Cup (1950-1971) – a national record
  • 9 Grand Slam appearances

Born on March 14, 1928, Raymundo Deyro was a prolific lawn tennis player that made a gallant stand representing the Philippines in prestigious cups in Asia and the world.

At the height of the sport internationally, Philippine tennis emerged as one of the top-caliber teams in the Asian region, including the young Deyro, and tennis legend Felicisimo Ampon.

In the third Asian Games in Tokyo in 1958, Deyro ruled the competition after winning the gold medals in the men’s singles defeating teammate Ampon in the final. In the men’s doubles, the two teamed up to capture another gold medal finish against Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Deyro returned in the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta, together with Johnny Jose, Miguel Dungo and Guillermo Hernandez won a silver medal in the men’s team and another silver in the men’s doubles with Jose.
Throughout his career, Raymundo also represented the country in commercial leagues and set the national record of 36 victories in the prestigious David Cup from 1950 to 1971.

Deyro appeared in nine Grand Slam singles tournaments including the French Open in 1950 and 1953, the Wimbledon in 1948, 1951, and 1953, and the U.S. Open in 1946 and 1955.

He was inducted in the second enshrinement of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

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