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Willem Duys (August 17, 1928, Bussum – June 2, 2011, Hilversum) was a Dutch commentator, tennis player and music producer.

Duys made the final NK Older Youth (Van Lennep Cup) in 1946, he won the Spieghel Hilversum and Heide B tournament, he took the ½ finals Plaswijck Kralingen and he won the B tournament in Rotterdam. He also reached the final three men's doubles Flehite A with Peter Scholtz and was 1956 men's singles champion Unilever (following the January Soet).

After retiring from Tennis in mid 1956 Duys began writing for various music magazines and was invited to act as an announcer on AVRO in 1956. He became a television presenter in 1959. He was also the regular Eurovision Song Contest Commentator for Dutch television viewers. In 1999 he took leave from AVRO.

Willem Duys lived alternately in Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes and Naarden and thereafter in Hilversum. He passed away in June 2011, due to a lung infection.



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