- Born23 May 1944
- Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1998
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1986
“Never be afraid to dream - dreams are fun. And to try to follow them is even a lot more fun and try and make them become successful.”
— John Newcombe , 15 Nov 2018
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Australian 1973, 1975
Wimbledon 1967, 1970-71
United States 1967, 1973
Australian 1965, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976
French 1967, 1969, 1973
Wimbledon 1965-66, 1968-70, 1974
United States 1967, 1971, 1973
Mixed doubles champion
United States 1964
1963-1967, 1973, 1975-76
John Newcombe was a rugged serve-volleyer and a great competitor. His most formidable weapons – serve, volley and forehand – were used to devastating effect. “Newk” captured seven Grand Slam singles titles, winning all but the French. Newcombe and Tony Roche won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles together – more than any other men’s team in tennis history. Newcombe would eventually own 17 doubles majors by the end of his career. He was part of five winning Davis Cup teams, four successive victories between 1964 and 1967 and the all-star pro team of 1973. In 1994 Newcombe was named Davis Cup captain and led Australia to a 3-2 win over France in the 1999 final.
John Newcombe in the news
On the 50th anniversary of their 1971 Wimbledon singles triumphs, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and John Newcombe reflect on a golden era for the sport.
For the third year running, Ash Barty takes out Australian tennis' highest honour -- this time after a banner season highlighted by her first major title and world No.1…
The legendary Rod Laver says he wouldn't have achieved what he has in tennis had he not left the amateur ranks in 1962 to join the sport's 'big boys'.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley says new world No.1 Ash Barty is an "inspirational example to all Australians".