László Markovits

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameLászló•Markovits de Spizza et Kisterpest
Used nameLászló•Markovits
Born4 April 1970 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Ciudad de México (MEX)
Measurements180 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsBudapesti Spartacus Sport Club/Hunguest
NOC Hungary


Hungarian professional tennis player László Markovits was born into a sporting family. His father Kálmán Markovits was the team captain of the national water polo team and won two Olympic gold medals. His mother Márta Balogh was a world champion handball player and a multiple national champion.

Born in Mexico City, Markovits became the youngest singles winner at the Hungarian National Tennis Championships (through 2022) when he won the title in 1986 at the age of 16. He made his début for Hungary in the Davis Cup in 1987, going on to play in the competition until 1997. He won four ATP doubles titles with his first coming in June 1995 in Medellín, Colombia, with partner Wayne Black. Markovits competed in the doubles at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, partnered each time with Gábor Köves. He was also scheduled to play at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with Sándor Noszály but the pair did not start the tournament.

After his playing career Markovits was elected as the chair of Vasas SC in 2002. In 2015 he became the Vice-President of the Hungarian Volleyball Association, and in 2020 he was elected as the Vice-President of the Hungarian Tennis Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Tennis HUN László Markovits
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Gábor Köves =9
1992 Summer Olympics Tennis HUN László Markovits
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Sándor Noszály DNS
1996 Summer Olympics Tennis HUN László Markovits
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Gábor Köves =17

Olympic family relations