Harry Hopman

Born:
August 12, 1906
Died:
December 27, 1985
Place of Birth:
Sydney, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1978

Harry Hopman was universally regarded as the greatest Davis Cup captain in tennis history. The placid Australian was at courtside while his country’s teams won the Cup 16 times between 1939 and 1967. An adroit doubles player, he won four Australian Championship Mixed doubles crowns and he captured the U.S. Nationals mixed title once in 1939 with Alice Marble. He moved to the United States in the 1970s, continuing to mold youthful aspirants into stars. Among those he influenced during that period was none other than John McEnroe.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1929-30
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1930, 1936-37, 1939

US National Championship

  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1939

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1928, 1930, 1932
  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1938-39, 1950-69