- Born 3 October 1933
- Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1994
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1984
United States 1959-60
Australian 1957-58, 1962
French 1958, 1960, 1962
Wimbledon 1959, 1961
United States 1957, 1959-60
Mixed doubles champion
United States 1958-60
Neale Fraser was a strong athlete known for his big forehand and fearsome lefty serve. A Wimbledon champion and dual US singles winner, he was unlucky to miss out on his national title in three finals. Against Rod Laver in 1960, he held a match point, only to lose 8-6 in the fifth set. In 1959 and 1960 Fraser dominated the United States Championships, winning the singles, doubles and mixed titles in both years. A committed Davis Cup player, he finished with an imposing 18-3 record. Fraser’s commitment to Davis Cup continued for 24 years as captain. Fraser guided Australian teams to victory in 1973, 1977, 1983 and 1986. In 2008 he was awarded the ITF’s highest accolade – the Philippe Chatrier award for outstanding achievement in tennis.
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The Australian and US teams gathered for the official teams' dinner on Thursday night ahead of their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie at Kooyong.
The group of 11 Australian tennis legends who received the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award were thrilled with the honour of appearing on their own postage stamp.
Eleven Australian tennis legends will appear on their own postage stamp after becoming recipients of the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award.