Melbourne, Australia, 3 October 2013 |

Former Wimbledon singles champion and Australian Davis Cup legend Neale Fraser celebrates his 80th birthday today.

The Victorian, who won at the All England Club in 1960 and also the US Open title in 1959 and 1960, is one of the legends of Australian tennis, having been inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994.

In addition to his singles achievements, Fraser thrived on the doubles court, scooping 16 Grand Slam doubles titles – 11 in men’s doubles, five in mixed – from 1957 to 1962. He won all four Grand Slam doubles titles.

> view Neale Fraser’s player profile

Fraser is most notable for his commitment to Davis Cup; as a player, he built a sparkling 18-3 record across singles and doubles, and then served as captain for a record 24 years, guiding Australia victory in 1973, 1977, 1983 and 1986.

Towards the end of his Davis Cup tenure he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1984, and in 2008 was presented with the Philippe Chatrier award for outstanding achievement in tennis – the International Tennis Federation’s highest accolade.