Class of 2010
Doubles World No. 1 (1992)
Grand Slam Results
22-time major champion, 12-time finalist
Overall Record: 1026-496
Singles Record: 244-236
Doubles Record: 782-260
ATP World Tour Championships
Winner in 1992 and 1996
Gold Medal in Men’s Doubles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
Silver Medal in Men’s Doubles at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
Member of the Australian Davis Cup Team 1991-1999, 2001-2005
Member of the Australian Championship Davis Cup Team 1999, 2003
Overall Record: 30-11
Singles Record: 5-4
Doubles Record: 25-7
Joining forces with fellow Aussie Mark Woodforde, the ever-smiling Todd Woodbridge formed half of one of the most successful and dominating doubles tandems in history. There are those who might want to compare that incomparable duo known as The Woodies to other great tandems such as John McEnroe and Peter Fleming, John Newcombe and Tony Roche, Bob and Mike Bryan, or Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor, but Woodbridge and Woodforde are arguably the best duo in history. Together the pair won 61 ATP doubles titles, including 11 majors. Woodbridge and Woodforde held the record for the most doubles wins in ATP history until 2010, when it was eclipsed by the Bryans. They won five straight Wimbledon titles (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997) and in a long line of great Aussie doubles combinations, were widely regarded in the best. In 2000, Woodforde ended the collaboration by retiring, but Woodbridge’s doubles success didn’t miss a beat. He partnered with Swede Jonas Björkman and that duo won five major titles in four years.
Overall, Woodbridge won 16 major men's doubles titles (nine Wimbledons, three US Opens, three Australian Opens and one French Open) and had a 16-4 record with a major championship at stake. He added six major mixed doubles titles (three US Opens, one French Open, one Wimbledon, one Australian Open). He compiled a 782–260 career record in doubles. His doubles legacy had him ranked No. 1 for 204 weeks throughout his career.
From 1996 to 1997, the pair came within one match of winning a “Woodies” Grand Slam in doubles, capturing Wimbledon (over Byron Black and Grant Connell, 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–2), the US Open (over the Dutch team of Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis, 4–6, 7–6, 7–6) and the Australian Open (over Sébastien Lareau and Alex O'Brien, 4–6, 7–5, 7–5, 6–3). One win was needed to achieve that rare feat, but at the 1997 French, The Woodies were beaten by the Russian combination of Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Daniel Vacek, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. The Woodies won two Olympic Medals, a Gold Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games and a Silver Medal at Sydney in 2000.
In singles competition, Woodbridge earned a career high of No. 19 after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1997. He defeated Patrick Rafter before losing to Pete Sampras. He had two tour singles victories, defeating Greg Rusedski, 6–4, 6–2 at Coral Springs in May 1995, and at Adelaide, Australia in 1997 over compatriot, Scott Draper 6–2, 6–1.
Mixed doubles competition added to Woodbridge’s resume, and he won six titles in 14 opportunities with four different partners. Two of the seven came alongside Helena Sukova at US Open in 1993 and Wimbledon in 1994.
Woodbridge played on the Australian Davis Cup team for 14 years, winning championships in 1999 and 2003, over France and Spain respectively. He went 25-7, establishing a record for most doubles wins. He became Davis Cup coach in 2009. Following his retirement in 2005, Woodbridge became a commentator for Australian Open and Wimbledon television coverage. In January 2010, The Woodies were inducted to the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame, and their bronzed statues were placed with other great Australian tennis players at Melbourne Park.
Wimbledon: SF 1997
Australian Open: W 1992, 1997, 2001
French Open: W 2000
Wimbledon: W 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
US Open: W 1995, 1996, 2003
Australian Open: W 1993
French Open: W 1992
Wimbledon: W 1994
US Open: W 1990, 1993, 2001