Mervyn Rose

  • Age86
  • Born23 January 1930
  • Birth PlaceCoffs Harbour, New South Wales
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2002
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame2001

Singles champion
Australian 1954
French 1958

Doubles champion
Australian 1954
United States 1952-53
Wimbledon 1954

Mixed doubles champion
Wimbledon 1957

Davis Cup
1950-54, 1957

An aggressive left-hander, Mervyn Rose won the singles and doubles titles at the 1954 Australian Championships. He represented Australia in two Davis Cup ties – both victorious finals against the United States, in 1951 and 1957. A winner of seven Grand Slam titles, winning finals at all four majors in the amateur 1950s, Rose reinvented himself in the pro era as a coach. He has worked with players including Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Eleni Daniilidou and Nadia Petrova. Rose was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and received an Order of Australia Medal (AM) in 2006.

Mervyn Rose in the news

Rose to be honoured at Legends Lunch
Mervyn Rose. Tennis Australia
19 September, 2013

The Legends Lunch honours one of the great players of our sport and celebrates the way in which they have contributed to tennis through their achievements.
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Aussies at Roland Garros – Mervyn Rose, Ashley Cooper & Neale Fraser
10 May, 2012

As we count down to French Open 2012, will feature some of the best Australian achievements at Roland Garros
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Australian legends honoured
Living legends at the Australian Open. GETTY IMAGES
29 January, 2012

Tonight the 100th men's Australian Open champion will be crowned and to mark the occasion, the nine living Australians to have won the title were invited to be a part of…
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