Nicola "Nicky" Pietrangeli is a former Italian tennis player.
11 Facts About Nicola Pietrangeli
Nicola Pietrangeli won two singles titles at the French Championships and is considered by many to be Italy's greatest tennis champion.
Nicola Pietrangeli won the Roland Garros men's doubles title in 1959, and the mixed doubles in 1958.
At Wimbledon, Nicola Pietrangeli was a single semifinalist in 1960, when he lost to Rod Laver in 5 sets.
Nicola Pietrangeli won the Italian Open in 1957 and 1961 and was ranked World No 3 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph in 1959 and 1960 and by Ned Potter in 1961.
Nicola Pietrangeli represented Italy in the Davis Cup between 1954 and 1972.
Nicola Pietrangeli played in a record 164 Davis Cup rubbers, winning a record 120.
Nicola Pietrangeli was a player on the Italian teams which reached the Davis Cup final in 1960 and 1961.
Nicola Pietrangeli was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1986.
Nicola Pietrangeli played a supporting role in the movie There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs in 1990.
Nicola Pietrangeli had a relationship with the Italian journalist Licia Colo, 30 years younger than him.