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Rene Lacoste

The Crocodile is a global icon - a symbol of effortless style, sophistication and haute couture. But there is much more to this story - beginning with the man known as Le Crocodile, Rene Lacoste. Long before there was a polo shirt adorned with an embroidered crocodile, there was a man who embodied the spirit of tennis. In the roaring twenties, Rene Lacoste was perhaps the best tennis player in the world, winning seven major singles championships including 3 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons, and 2 US Opens. We will look back at his life, as seen through the eyes of those who knew him best. From winning the first Davis Cup for France, to his amazing tennis inventions like the ball machine, to the creation and evolution of his fashion line, we will explore every facet of Rene Lacoste, and show why his is such an enduring and important legacy.

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