Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah, tennis coach and former French tennis player and singer, won a total of 23 singles and 13 doubles ATP tournaments in his career, winning the Roland Garros in both disciplines in 1983 and 1984 respectively.

He was number three in the world in singles in July 1986, also reaching the top of the world doubles rankings in the same year. He is still the most successful French tennis player ever, as well as the last to have won a Grand Slam tournament. He retired in 1991 at the age of 31.

Father of NBA basketball player Joakim Noah, center of the Chicago Bulls from 2007 to 2016, Noah was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, the ninth Frenchman to obtain this honor. He was also a psychological consultant for the Cameroon national football team and for Amelie Mauresmo.

He played for 11 years in the Davis Cup national team, with a record of 26-15 in singles and 13-7 in doubles, reaching the final in 1982, which France then lost 4-1 to the USA. After retiring, he became coach of the women's national team, before holding the same position for the men's team and winning the Davis Cup in 1991. The feat was repeated in 1996 (3-2 against Sweden). In 1997, with the women's national team, he obtained the first French victory in the Federation Cup. In 2017, he led the French national team to the historic conquest of the tenth Davis Cup, 16 years after the last success.

Since the early nineties he has devoted himself to music. He has been very successful, earning over $350,000 a year and $75,000 a month. Noah is considered a great singing talent, just think that he has won the prestigious MTV Winner Best Song award 4 times. In several of his songs he has dealt with the topic of global warming.