|Full name||John David Newcombe|
|Born||23 May 1944|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Turned pro||1967 (amateur from 1960)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1986 (member page)|
|Career record||1072-401 (72.8%)|
|Career titles||68 (41 open era titles listed by ATP)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1967, Lance Tingay)|
No. 1 (3 June 1974, ATP)
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1973, 1975)|
|French Open||QF (1965, 1969)|
|Wimbledon||W (1967, 1970, 1971)|
|US Open||W (1967, 1973)|
|Tour Finals||SF (1973, 1974)|
|WCT Finals||W (1974)|
|Career record||333-115 (74.3%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1965)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1965, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976)|
|French Open||W (1967, 1969, 1973)|
|Wimbledon||W (1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974)|
|US Open||W (1967, 1971, 1973)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1965)|
|French Open||F (1965)|
|US Open||W (1964)|
|Davis Cup||W (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1973)|
John David Newcombe AO OBE (born 23 May 1944) is an Australian former professional tennis player. He is one of the few men to have attained a world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles. At the majors, he won seven singles titles, a former record 17 men's doubles titles, and two mixed doubles titles. He also contributed to five Davis Cup titles for Australia during an age when the Davis Cup was deemed as significant as the majors. Tennis magazine rated him the 10th best male player of the period 1965-2005.
Newcombe played several sports as a boy before devoting himself to tennis. Newcombe's powerful serve and volley was the backbone of his attacking game. He frequently came up with a second-serve ace. He was the Australian junior champion from 1961 to 1963 and was a member of Australia's Davis Cup winning team in 1964. He won his first Grand Slam title 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 teamed 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 in 1969. They won 12 Grand Slam titles, which remained the all-time record for a men's doubles team until 2013, when it was surpassed by Bob and Mike Bryan.
Newcombe was the top ranked amateur in the world in 1967 according to Lance Tingay, World Tennis and an Ulrich Kaiser panel of 13 experts and was the first recipient of the Martini and Rossi award after finishing top of their points system in 1967. As a professional, Newcombe was ranked world number one in 1970 by Tingay, World Tennis, Bud Collins, Mike Gibson and Tennis magazine (Germany). He was also ranked world number one in 1971 by Tingay, Rex Bellamy, Collins, Frank Rostron and World Tennis and he and Stan Smith were joint recipients of The 'Martini and Rossi' Award, voted for by 11 journalists. In 1973 Newcombe was ranked world No. 1 by Tingay and Judith Elian. In singles play, he was a two-time winner of the Australian Open, a three-time winner of Wimbledon, and a two-time winner of the US Open.
In January 1968, Newcombe signed a three-year professional contract with Lamar Hunt's World Championship Tennis (WCT) and became part of the "Handsome Eight", the original eight WCT players. Newcome was guaranteed $135,000 annually, which was higher than the best paid baseball player received that year. As a member of the WCT professional tour group and the Players' Union, Newcombe was banned by the International Tennis Federation from competing in the 1972 Wimbledon Championships and he joined the ATP boycott of the event in 1973.
Newcombe was the WCT champion for 1974, defeating Okker, Smith, and Borg in the final.
Newcombe's final major win was the 1975 Australian Open, where he won a series of five set matches against Masters, Roche in the semifinal (saving match points), and Connors in a classic final. The final against Connors may have been his finest performance in tennis.
Newcombe was the last of the Australians who dominated tennis in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Newcombe was captain of the Australian Davis Cup team from 1995 until 2000.
|Loss||1966||U.S. Championships||Grass||Fred Stolle||6-4, 10-12, 3-6, 4-6|
|Win||1967||Wimbledon||Grass||Wilhelm Bungert||6-2, 6-1, 6-1|
|Win||1967||U.S. Championships||Grass||Clark Graebner||6-4, 6-4, 8-6|
|? Open Era ?|
|Loss||1969||Wimbledon||Grass||Rod Laver||4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 4-6|
|Win||1970||Wimbledon||Grass||Ken Rosewall||5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1|
|Win||1971||Wimbledon||Grass||Stan Smith||6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|Win||1973||Australian Open||Grass||Onny Parun||6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1|
|Win||1973||US Open||Grass||Jan Kode?||6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3|
|Win||1975||Australian Open||Grass||Jimmy Connors||7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6|
|Loss||1976||Australian Open||Grass||Mark Edmondson||7-6, 3-6, 6-7, 1-6|
|1R||A||QF||QF||QF||SF||SF||SF||A||QF||QF||3R||QF||W||QF||W||F||A||QF||A||1 / 1||46-14||76.7|
|French Open||A||3R||3R||2R||2R||QF||3R||4R||A||QF||A||A||A||1R||A||A||1R||A||A||1 / 7||16-10||61.5|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||4R||3R||W||4R||F||W||W||A||A||QF||A||3R||A||4R||2 / 12||45-11||80.4|
|US Open||A||A||A||4R||3R||A||F||W||QF||SF||SF||1R||3R||W||SF||A||A||A||A||0 / 6||45-9||83.3|