PLAYER PROFILE

Ken Fletcher

  • Born15 June 1940
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Queensland
  • Playing StatusDeceased
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2012

Doubles champion
French 1964
Wimbledon 1966

Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1963-64
French 1963-65
Wimbledon 1963, 1965-66, 1968
United States 1963

Ken Fletcher’s greatest career achievement was capturing the mixed doubles Grand Slam in 1963, with Margaret Smith Court. The pair amassed a total of 10 major mixed doubles titles in the 1960s. Fletcher also enjoyed success in men’s doubles, winning the 1964 French title with Roy Emerson and the 1966 Wimbledon crown with John Newcombe. Despite not winning a major singles title (he was runner-up to Emerson in the 1963 Australian Championships), Fletcher collected 37 career titles. He held match points in the 1966 Wimbledon semifinals before falling to eventual champion Manolo Santana. A popular player and “larrikin” by nature, Fletcher coached at the All England Club and in Hong Kong during the 1970s. After losing a battle with cancer in 2006, Fletcher was posthumously inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.

Ken Fletcher in the news

Aussies at Roland Garros – Margaret Smith 1964
16 May, 2012

As we count down to French Open 2012, tennis.com.au will feature some of the best Australian achievements at Roland Garros.
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Aussies at Roland Garros – Margaret Smith & Ken Fletcher 1963–1965
14 May, 2012

As we count down to French Open 2012, tennis.com.au will feature some of the best Australian achievements at Roland Garros.
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Ken Fletcher inducted into Australian Tennis Hall of Fame
A bronze bust of Ken Fletcher, Melbourne, 2012. GETTY IMAGES
27 January, 2012

Australian tennis legend Ken Fletcher has been posthumously inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.
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Ken Fletcher to be inducted into hall of fame
Ken Fletcher (left) flies for a smash while John Newcombe looks on. HULTON ARCHIVE
4 October, 2011

Australian tennis legend Ken Fletcher will be posthumously inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at Rod Laver Arena on Australia Day…
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