Malcolm Anderson

March 05, 1935
Place of Birth:
Burnside, Queensland
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2

An Australian through and through, Anderson made his presence known from his early twenties to the tail end of his thirties. Surging forward whenever he could, volleying with gusto and conviction, Anderson’s crowning moment in singles came in 1957, when he became the first unseeded man ever to secure the U.S. Championships. He beat the top three seeds-Luis Ayala, Dick Savitt, and Sven Davidson-to reach the final, and dismantled compatriot Ashley Cooper in the championship match. Sixteen years later, Anderson took the Australian Open doubles alongside John Newcombe.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1973
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1957

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1957

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1957

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1957-58, 1972-73