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About Ion Tiriac Ion Ţiriac (Romanian pronunciation: iˈon t​͡siriˈak; born 9 May 1939 in Braşov) is a Romanian former tennis player and businessman.Ţiriac first appeared on the international sports scene as an ice hockey player on the Romanian national team at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Shortly after that he switched to tennis as his main sport. With fellow Romanian Ilie Năstase he won the men's doubles in the 1970 French Open and reached the Davis Cup finals several times in the 1970s. In 1983, he became a tennis manager; above all, he managed Boris Becker from 1984 to 1993. In 1998 he became president of the Romanian National Olympic Committee. Ţiriac run major men’s events in Germany, including the season-ending championships in Hannover. Although tennis is now a much smaller part of his portfolio and occupies only 5 percent of his time, he has taken particular pleasure and pride in making Madrid Tennis Open a combined men’s and women’s event with €7.2 million in total prize money. Ţiriac also has held the license for the BCR Open Romania tennis tournament since 1996. It is currently a €450,000 event, part of the ATP World Tour 250 series, hold annually in Bucharest, Romania. The 2009 winner was Albert Montanes.

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