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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rene Lacoste Dies

PARIS () -- Rene Lacoste, one of France's greatest tennis champions and creator of the famed Lacoste polo shirts with the alligator emblem, has died. He was 92.


Lacoste, whose death was confirmed by his daughter, was the last survivor of the "Four Musketeers," French tennis' dream team in the 1920s. One of the four -- Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra and Jacques Brugnon -- won the Wimbledon singles title each year from 1924 to 1929.


Lacoste was the world's No. 1 player in 1926 and 1927 and won seven major singles titles in his career: Wimbledon twice, the U.S. Open twice and the French Open three times.