Neale Fraser

  • Age90
  • Born 3 October 1933
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1994
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame1984

Singles champion
Wimbledon 1960
United States 1959-60

Doubles champion
Australian 1957-58, 1962
French 1958, 1960, 1962
Wimbledon 1959, 1961
United States 1957, 1959-60

Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1959
Wimbledon 1962
United States 1958-60

Davis Cup
Captain 1970-93

Neale Fraser was a strong athlete known for his big forehand and fearsome lefty serve. A Wimbledon champion and dual US singles winner, he was unlucky to miss out on his national title in three finals. Against Rod Laver in 1960, he held a match point, only to lose 8-6 in the fifth set. In 1959 and 1960 Fraser dominated the United States Championships, winning the singles, doubles and mixed titles in both years. A committed Davis Cup player, he finished with an imposing 18-3 record. Fraser’s commitment to Davis Cup continued for 24 years as captain. Fraser guided Australian teams to victory in 1973, 1977, 1983 and 1986. In 2008 he was awarded the ITF’s highest accolade – the Philippe Chatrier award for outstanding achievement in tennis.

Neale Fraser 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…
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Australian Open champion Mervyn Rose dies, age 87
Mervyn Rose. Tennis Australia
24 July, 2017

The tennis family is mourning the passing of seven-time Grand Slam champion Mervyn Rose AM.
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Where to play tennis over Easter
John Christiansen and Cameron Christansen, step father and step son, in doubles action at the Echuca Lawn Tennis Club annual Easter tournament; Robyn Christiansen
8 March, 2016

Check out our comprehensive guide to all the places in Australia staging tennis tournaments during Easter - enter now for your shot at glory!
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Gallery: official Davis Cup dinner
A general view of the Davis Cup official team dinner in Melbourne; SMP Images
2 March, 2016

The Australian and US teams gathered for the official teams' dinner on Thursday night ahead of their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie at Kooyong.
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