- Born22 March 1908
- Birth PlaceAlbury, New South Wales
- Playing StatusDeceased
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1997
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1979
Australian 1931-33, 1935
Australian 1929-30, 1932, 1935
Mixed doubles champion
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, French and Wimbledon titles, but fell in five sets in the United States final to Fred Perry. Apart from 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
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