John Fitzgerald (tennis)

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John Fitzgerald
Full name John Basil Fitzgerald
Country  Australia
Residence Melbourne
Born (1960-12-28) 28 December 1960 (age 53)
Cummins
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro 1980
Retired 1997
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,207,272
Singles
Career record 241–233
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 25 (11 July 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1983)
French Open 2R (1983, 1986)
Wimbledon 4R (1981, 1986, 1989)
US Open 3R (1984)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1988)
Doubles
Career record 501–288
Career titles 30
Highest ranking No. 1 (8 July 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1982)
French Open W (1986, 1991)
Wimbledon W (1989, 1991)
US Open W (1984, 1991)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (1991)
Olympic Games 2R (1988, 1992)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1991)
US Open W (1983)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1983, 1986)
Last updated on: 16 April 2012.

John Basil Fitzgerald OAM (born 28 December 1960, in Cummins, South Australia, Australia) is a former professional tennis player from Australia who played right-handed with a single-handed backhand.

Playing career[edit]

During his career, he won 6 top-level singles titles and 30 tour doubles titles, including 7 Grand Slam doubles titles, and a career men's doubles Grand Slam (winning all four titles-the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open). He reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1991. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 25 in 1988. He was a member of the Australian team which won the Davis Cup in 1983 and 1986.[1]

Post-playing career[edit]

Fitzgerald was formerly the captain of the Australian Davis Cup Team from 2001 to 2010 before Patrick Rafter took over after Australia's World group playoff loss to Belgium.[1]

Honours[edit]

Fitzgerald was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profiles: John Fitzgerald". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 

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