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

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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Peers, Kontinen defend ATP Finals title
John Peers (R) and Henri Kontinen hoist the trophy after winning the ATP Finals for a second straight year in London; Getty Images
20 November, 2017

Australia's John Peers and Finn Henri Kontinen have joined an illustrious list after defending their title at the ATP Finals in London.
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Woodforde appointed to ITF board
Mark Woodforde watches Marinko Matosevic in action; Getty Images
22 December, 2015

Australian doubles legend Mark Woodforde will serve on the ITF board of directors as an athlete member.
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Philippoussis set for Australian Open return
Mark Philippoussis; Getty Images
31 December, 2014

Former World No.8 Mark Philippoussis is set to return to the courts of Melbourne Park, teaming up with Frenchman Henri Leconte in the Australian Open 2015 Legends tournament.
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