PLAYER PROFILE

Mark Woodforde

  • Age56
  • 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

Peers and Polasek crowned Indian Wells doubles champions
John Peers and Filip Polasek celebrate their Indian Wells victory. Picture: Indian Wells
17 October, 2021

Australian John Peers has won his fourth career ATP Masters 1000 doubles title, securing the Indian Wells crown alongside Slovak Filip Polasek.
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Ash Barty in elite company with Australian Open quarterfinal run
Ash Barty during her fourth-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
17 February, 2021

Ash Barty is creating history at Australian Open 2021 and reaffirming her status as one of Australia's best-performing players over the past four decades.
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Flashback Friday: The Woodies complete career Grand Slam
CHAMPIONS: Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde celebrate their Roland Garros win in 2000. Picture: Getty Images
9 October, 2020

In our Flashback Friday series, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde’s 2000 triumph at Roland Garros.
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Sydney 2000 Olympics: Celebrating the 20-year anniversary
Australia's Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde with their Olympic silver medals won in Sydney in 2000. Picture: Getty Images
15 September, 2020

With today marking 20 years since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games began, we take a look back at how the Australian tennis team fared across that memorable fortnight.
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