Tiburon man takes tennis crown, world's No. 1 ranking, at masters tournament
Tiburon’s Polo Cowan returned home from a recent trip to Portugal with another international tennis tournament victory under his belt.
The 60-year-old was part of a winning men’s pair alongside Australian Garry Nadebaum at the International Tennis Federation’s Masters World Individual Championships, held in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 19-26.
Cowan and Nadebaum, 55, won in the 55-and-up category in men’s doubles. Federation rules allow for players like Cowan to play in age groups their junior, but prevent players from entering a more senior age group.
The tournament win cements Cowan’s ranking as the No. 1 men’s doubles player in the world age 60 and up, as ranked by the International Tennis Federation, tennis’ governing body. And it’s not Cowan’s first time on the mountaintop either.