- Born 2 April 1971
- Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
- LivesMelbourne, New South Wales
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2010
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame2010
“He’s almost two shots in front, playing a shot to set up the next shot.”
— Todd Woodbridge, 29 Aug 2023
» Purcell thriving with “Australian-style” tennis
Australian 1992, 1997, 2001
Wimbledon 1993-97, 2000, 2002-04
United States 1995-96, 2003
Mixed doubles champion
United States 1990, 1993, 2001
Todd Woodbridge formed half of arguably the most successful doubles combination in history, pairing with compatriot Mark Woodforde to win 11 Grand Slam doubles titles and five straight Wimbledon titles as well as an Olympic gold medal at Atlanta in 1996. From 1996 to 1997 the “Woodies” came within one match of holding all four major doubles titles, winning the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open trophies before falling in the 1997 French Open final. Woodforde retired shortly after the pair won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics (they’d already completed their Grand Slam set with the Roland Garros title) and Woodbridge began a successful partnership with Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman that reaped a further five majors. Part of Australia’s winning Davis Cup teams in 1999 and 2003, Woodbridge retired after the 2005 Wimbledon championships with a record 83 doubles titles. He also proved an adept singles player, peaking at world No.19 in May 1997, reaching the Wimbledon semifinals the same year and winning two ATP singles titles.
Todd Woodbridge in the news
With Max Purcell leveraging his doubles success into a top-50 singles ranking, Todd Woodbridge believes the rising Aussie star has the potential to go deep at a major tournament.
Heath Davidson is among 10 Australians scheduled to compete on day 13 at Wimbledon 2023.
Matt Ebden is among 10 Australians scheduled to compete on day 11 at Wimbledon 2023.
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson are among 16 Australians scheduled to compete on day nine at Wimbledon 2023.