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About John Newcombe - The Legend

John Newcombe is undoubtedly one of the finest tennis players ever to set foot on a tennis court. His 26 Grand Slam Titles including 3 Wimbledon, 2 US Open and 2 Australian singles titles lay testament to this claim. John was also a shining star in Australian Davis Cup play during it's heyday. His most recent tennis accomplishment was leading Australia to the title in 1999 as Davis Cup Captain.

More important than all of his titles, John is recognized as one of the classiest and most likeable personalities in the World of Sport and Celebrity Athletes. He is a true Champion in every sense of the word!

STYLE OF PLAY

Newks big serve and volley game, along with his famous `Buggy Whip` forehand represented the best in the game during his time. John is known as a clever match player and tactician.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1964 - US National Mixed Doubles Champion
1965, 67 - Australian Doubles Champion
1965, 66, 68-70, 74 - Wimbledon Doubles Champion
1967, 70, 71 - Wimbledon Singles Champion
1967 - French Doubles Champion
1967 - US National Singles and Doubles Champion
1969, 73 - French Open Doubles Champion
1971, 73, 76 - Australian Open Doubles Champion
1971, 73 - US Open Doubles Champion
1973 - Us Open Singles Champion

QUICK FACTS

1963-76 - Member Australian Davis Cup Team
1967, 70, 71, 73, 75 - Ranked #1 in World Singles
1974 - WCT Singles Champion
1976-78 - President Association of Tennis Professionals World
renowned commentator and tennis analyst for CBS, NBC, Channel 9 Australia