With the recent announcement of the Davis Cup returning to Memorial Drive after 15 years, Tennis SA is delighted to announce Neale Fraser as a special guest speaker at the WTC Legends’s Lunch on Tuesday 8 January 2019.
Neale Fraser was a strong athlete known for his big forehand and fearsome lefty serve. A Wimbledon Singles champion in 1960, and in 1959 and 1960 Fraser dominated the United States Championships, winning the singles, doubles and mixed titles in both years.
In addition to his singles achievements, Fraser thrived on the doubles court, scooping 16 Grand Slam doubles titles – 11 in men’s doubles, five in mixed – from 1957 to 1962. He won all four Grand Slam doubles titles.
Fraser is most notable for his commitment to Davis Cup; as a player, he built a sparkling 18-3 record across singles and doubles, and then served as captain for a record 24 years, guiding Australia victory in 1973, 1977, 1983 and 1986.
Towards the end of his Davis Cup tenure he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1984, and the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994, and in 2008 was presented with the Philippe Chatrier award for outstanding achievement in tennis – the International Tennis Federation’s highest accolade.
Tickets to the WTC Legends’ Lunch are still available **now extended until Friday 28 December.