John Newcombe

Born:
May 23, 1944
Place of Birth:
Sydney, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1986
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

A champion who was much more than the sum of his achievements, John Newcombe was an Australian who saw the world differently than many of his peers, believing that life afforded him limitless opportunities. A heady player who knew how to attack and defend, he was lauded by everyone for his outstanding second serve, his top-notch forehand volley, and his love of the big occasion. Newcombe garnered seven majors in singles and 25 Grand Slam tournament triumphs altogether. He was also an inspiring Davis Cup captain. 

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1973, 1975
  • Doubles Champion 1965, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1967, 1969, 1973

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1967, 1970-71
  • Doubles Champion 1965-66, 1968-70, 1974

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1967, 1973
  • Doubles Champion 1967, 1971, 1973
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1964

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1963-67, 1973, 1975-76
  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1995-1999

	

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