Mervyn Rose

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Mervyn Rose
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Full name Mervyn Gordon Rose
Country  Australia
Born (1930-01-23) 23 January 1930 (age 84)
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Turned pro 1959 (amateur tour from 1949)
Retired 1972
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 2001 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 3 (1958, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1954)
French Open W (1958)
Wimbledon SF (1952, 1953, 1958)
US Open SF (1952)
Professional majors
Wembley Pro QF (1959)
French Pro QF (1959)
TOC QF (1959)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1954)
French Open F (1953, 1957)
Wimbledon W (1954)
US Open W (1952, 1953)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open F (1951, 1953)
Wimbledon W (1957)
US Open F (1951)

Mervyn Gordon Rose AM (born 23 January 1930) is a former Australian male tennis player. He was born in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales and turned professional in 1959.

He has coached numerous female players, including Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Brett Prentice, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Eleni Daniilidou, Nadia Petrova, Magdalena Grzybowska and Caroline Schnieder.

Rose was ranked inside the world's Top 10 throughout much of his tennis career and represented Australia in the Davis Cup from 1951 to 1957. He was ranked World No. 3 in 1958 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph.[1]

Rose was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002. He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2006 for service to tennis, particularly as a competitor at national and international levels and as a coach and mentor to both amateur and professional players.[2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Titles (2)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1954 Australian Championships Australia Rex Hartwig 6–2, 0–6, 6–4, 6–2
1958 French Championships Chile Luis Ayala 6–3, 6–4, 6–4


Runner-ups (1)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1953 Australian Championships Australia Ken Rosewall 0–6, 3–6, 4–6

Doubles[edit]

Titles (4)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1952 US Championships United States Vic Seixas Australia Ken McGregor
Australia Frank Sedgman
3–6, 10–8, 10–8, 6–8, 8–6
1953 US Championships Australia Rex Hartwig United States Gardnar Mulloy
United States Bill Talbert
6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1954 Australian Championships Australia Rex Hartwig Australia Neale Fraser
Australia Clive Wilderspin
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
1954 Wimbledon Championships Australia Rex Hartwig United States Vic Seixas
United States Tony Trabert
6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-ups (7)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1951 US Championships Australia Don Candy Australia Ken McGregor
Australia Frank Sedgman
8–10, 4–6, 6–4, 5–7
1952 Australian Championships Australia Don Candy Australia Ken McGregor
Australia Frank Sedgman
4–6, 5–7, 3–6
1953 Australian Championships Australia Don Candy Australia Lew Hoad
Australia Ken Rosewall
11–9, 4–6, 8–10, 4–6
1953 French Championships Australia Clive Wilderspin Australia Lew Hoad
Australia Ken Rosewall
2–6, 1–6, 1–6
1953 Wimbledon Championships Australia Rex Hartwig Australia Lew Hoad
Australia Ken Rosewall
4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 5–7
1956 Australian Championships Australia Don Candy Australia Lew Hoad
Australia Ken Rosewall
8–10, 11–13, 4–6
1957 French Championships Australia Don Candy Australia Malcolm Anderson
Australia Ashley Cooper
3–6, 0–6, 3–6


Grand Slam record[edit]

  • Australian Championships
    • Singles champion: 1954
    • Singles finalist: 1953
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1954
    • Men's Doubles runner-up: 1952, 1953, 1956
  • French Championships
    • Singles champion: 1958
    • Men's Doubles runner-up: 1953, 1957
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1951, 1953
  • Wimbledon
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1954
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1957
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1951
  • US Championships
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1952, 1953
    • Men's Doubles runner-up: 1951
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1951

Other tournament records[edit]

  • German Championships
    • Singles champion: 1957
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1957
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1957

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
  2. ^ "It's an Honour - Honours - Search Australian Honours". Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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