PLAYER PROFILE

Todd Woodbridge

  • Age53
  • Born 2 April 1971
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesMelbourne, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • 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

Doubles champion
Australian 1992, 1997, 2001
French 2000
Wimbledon 1993-97, 2000, 2002-04
United States 1995-96, 2003

Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1993
French 1995
Wimbledon 1994
United States 1990, 1993, 2001

Davis Cup
1991-99, 2001-05

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

Australian men to set 25-year high at Roland Garros 2024
Alexei Popyrin, Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson lead the Australian charge at Roland Garros 2024.
21 May, 2024

For the first time since 1999, there will be at least nine Australians contesting the men's singles main draw at Roland Garros.
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Ebden projected to rise to world No.1 in doubles
Matt Ebden. Picture: Tennis Australia
21 February, 2024

Australian Matt Ebden will become the new world No.1 in men's doubles next week.
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Purcell determined to keep it interesting at Australian Open 2024
Max Purcell. Picture: Tennis Australia
15 January, 2024

With his serve-and-volley game, several Australian greats are predicting Max Purcell to continue making giant strides in 2024.
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Aussie legends predict top-10 breakthrough for De Minaur in 2024
Alex de Minaur at Australian Open 2023. Picture: Tennis Australia
19 December, 2023

Todd Woodbridge and John Newcombe believe Australia's Alex de Minaur will soon break into the world's top 10.
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