Mark Edmondson

  • Age70
  • Born24 June 1954
  • Birth PlaceGosford, New South Wales
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2007

Singles champion
Australian 1976

Doubles champion
Australian 1980-81, 1983-84
French 1985

Davis Cup
1977, 1979-85

Mark Edmondson is famously remembered as the last Australian man to win the Australian Open. A rank outsider at Kooyong in 1976, world No.212 Edmondson came up against countryman and defending champion John Newcombe. Edmondson was unseeded, while Newcombe was the No.2 seed and heavily favoured to win his third Australian singles title. But 21-year-old Edmondson overcame Newcombe in blustery conditions, 6-7 6-3 7-6 6-1. Edmondson went on to win four Australian Open doubles titles in the 1980s, and the French Open in 1985. A regular representative for his country in Davis Cup, “Edo” finished with a 19-10 win-loss record.

Mark Edmondson in the news

Australian legends honoured
Living legends at the Australian Open. GETTY IMAGES
29 January, 2012

Tonight the 100th men's Australian Open champion will be crowned and to mark the occasion, the nine living Australians to have won the title were invited to be a…
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