Ismail El Shafei

Ismail El Shafei

Ismail El-Shafei (Arabic: إسماعيل الشافعي‎) (born 15 November 1947) is a former Head of the Egyptian Tennis Federation and a member of the International Tennis Federation. El Shafei is the only Egyptian player to make the Top 40 in Grand Prix/ATP ranking history. He had the distinction of being one of only four players to beat Björn Borg at Wimbledon, knocking him out in the third round in 1974 (the other three were John McEnroe, Roger Taylor and Arthur Ashe.)

El-Shafei won the 1964 Boys' Singles tournament at Wimbledon.

He is the son of Adli El Shafei and father of Adli El Shafei II.

Read more about Ismail El ShafeiGrand Slam Success, Davis Cup

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