Mervyn Rose

January 23, 1930
Place of Birth:
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 3

In the pantheon of Australian players who graced the game across the 1950s, Mervyn Rose took his place assuredly and persuasively.  In that decade, the left-handed Rose got on the board twice at the majors, winning the Australian Championships in 1954, collecting the French Championship crown four years later.  But there was more.  He was a top-of-the-line Davis Cup player, and in doubles he won every major except for the French Championships.  As a coach, he helped Billie Jean King and Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario among other notable players.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1954
  • Doubles Champion 1954

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1958


  • Doubles Champion 1954
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1957

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1952-53

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1951, 1957