Jack Crawford

  • Born22 March 1908
  • Birth PlaceAlbury, New South Wales
  • Playing StatusDeceased
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1997
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame1979


Australian 1931-33, 1935
Roland Garros 1933
Wimbledon 1933


Australian 1929-30, 1932, 1935
Roland Garros 1935
Wimbledon 1935


Australian 1931-33
Roland Garros 1933
Wimbledon 1930


1928, 1930, 1932-37


Stylish and sporting, “Gentleman Jack” Crawford came within one set of completing the first tennis Grand Slam in 1933. He captured the Australian, Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles, but fell in five sets in the United States final to Fred Perry.

In addition to singles success, Crawford captured six major doubles titles and five mixed doubles titles. He won three straight Australian mixed finals with his wife, Marjorie Cox Crawford, between 1931 and 1933.

Crawford was a proud Davis Cup representative for a decade (1928-37), finishing with a 36-21 win-loss record.

His success and classic style inspired a grass-roots tennis boom in Australia.

Jack Crawford in the news

Friday 10 to 1: Wimbledon fashions
No.6 Formal wear found its way onto the tennis court at Wimbledon 2008. Roger Federer's cardie was more preppy than sporty, while Maria Sharapova's tuxedo top allowed the Russian superstar to go straight from the court to formal engagements without needing to change her clothes.
29 June, 2012

The dress code at The Championships may be strictly white, but despite that some players have still managed to make bold fashion statements.
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Aussies at Roland Garros – Jack Crawford 1933
7 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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