- Born23 May 1944
- Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1998
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1986
“it’s a really strong field, and it’s been hard for us to decide who comes out as the winner … (we have) four worthy challengers for the Newcombe Medal and I’ll be proud to announce the winner tonight.””
— John Newcombe , 24 Nov 2014
» Newcombe previews Australian Tennis Awards
Australian 1973, 1975
Wimbledon 1967, 1970-71
United States 1967, 1973
Australian 1965, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976
French 1967, 1969, 1973
Wimbledon 1965-66, 1968-70, 1974
United States 1967, 1971, 1973
Mixed doubles champion
United States 1964
1963-1967, 1973, 1975-76
John Newcombe was a rugged serve-volleyer and a great competitor. His most formidable weapons – serve, volley and forehand – were used to devastating effect. “Newk” captured seven Grand Slam singles titles, winning all but the French. Newcombe and Tony Roche won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles together – more than any other men’s team in tennis history. Newcombe would eventually own 17 doubles majors by the end of his career. He was part of five winning Davis Cup teams, four successive victories between 1964 and 1967 and the all-star pro team of 1973. In 1994 Newcombe was named Davis Cup captain and led Australia to a 3-2 win over France in the 1999 final.
John Newcombe in the news
The blue carpet was not only the place to be seen at 2015 Newcombe Medal, it was an interview hot spot too.
Dylan Alcott, Casey Dellacqua, Sam Groth, Thanasi Kokkinakis, John Peers and Sam Stosur have been nominated as Newcombe Medal finalists for 2015.
The stars of Australian tennis past, present and future gathered during the Wimbledon fortnight to honour the 50th anniversary of the third of Fred Stolle's Wimbledon finals.
Nick Kyrgios is set for a fourth round showing with Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon - and John Newcombe is among those who fancies the Australian's chances.