Mark Woodforde

  • Age54
  • Born23 September 1965
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2010
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame2010
“Players around the world are aware of the World Tennis Challenge and it’s looked upon as a great experience. It’s great to see McEnroe make a return to our city and we look forward to welcoming Cilic, Baghdatis, Ivanisevic and Chang.”

— Mark Woodforde, 10 Oct 2014

» Cilic, McEnroe, Ivanisevic, Chang bound for World Tennis Challenge

Doubles champion
Australian 1992, 1997
French 2000
Wimbledon 1993-97, 2000
United States 1989, 1995-96

Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1992, 1996
French 1992
Wimbledon 1993
United States 1992

Davis Cup
1988-89, 1993-2000

Mark Woodforde combined with fellow Aussie Todd Woodbridge to form one of the greatest doubles combinations in history – their records include 11 Grand Slam doubles titles and five straight Wimbledon trophies. Alongside Woodbridge, Woodforde also won Olympic gold in 1996 at Atlanta and silver at Sydney in 2000, won 14 doubles rubbers in Davis Cup and was part of the winning Australian team in 1999. In singles, Woodforde’s highlights included an Australian Open semifinal in 1996, a career-best ranking of No.19 in April 1996, and four ATP titles. Woodforde retired at the end of the 2000 season with 67 doubles titles (61 won as one half of the “Woodies”). The only one of his 12 doubles majors that Woodforde didn’t win with Woodbridge was his first – the 1989 US Open, teamed with John McEnroe.

Mark Woodforde in the news

Wimbledon 2000 flashback: Aussie superstars shine
AUSSIE STARS: Jelena Dokic, Pat Rafter and Mark Philippoussis all made memorable Wimbledon runs in 2000. Pictures: Getty Images
5 July, 2020

To mark the 20th anniversary of Wimbledon 2000, we look back on a memorable tournament for Australian tennis.
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Todd Woodbridge: Why I’ll miss Wimbledon
CHAMPIONS: Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge celebrate winning their sixth Wimbledon gentlemen's doubles title in 2000. Picture: Getty Images
29 June, 2020

No man has won more Wimbledon titles in the Open era than Australia’s Todd Woodbridge. With the cancellation of the 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nine-time…
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Tennis: A proud Olympic sport
OLYMPICS: Sam Stosur made her fourth Olympic appearance at Rio 2016. Picture: Getty Images
23 June, 2020

To celebrate Olympic Day, we reflect on Australia's recent tennis history at the Olympic Games.
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Champions King, Laver reunite at Aussie BBQ
Billie Jean King (L) and Rod Laver at the annual Tennis Australia barbecue, 50 years on since winning the 1968 Wimbledon singles titles; Getty Images
9 July, 2018

At a function honouring an Australian tennis legend - an annual tradition during the Wimbledon fortnight - Rod Laver and Billie Jean King reminisced about their landmark triumphs…
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