John Newcombe was the Australian junior champion in 1961, 1962 and 1963. He won his first Grand Slam major in 1965 by taking the Australian Championships doubles title with fellow Australian Tony Roche. That same year, the duo won the Wimbledon doubles title. They would team up to win the Australian doubles championship three more times, Wimbledon another four times and the US Championships in 1967, the French Championships in 1967 and the French Open 1969. Together, Newcombe and Roche won 12 Grand Slam titles, more than any other men's team in tennis history.John Newcombe was the last of the Australians who dominated tennis in the 1950s and 1960s.

John Newcombe