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SpouseAngelika Pfannenburg

John Newcombe, AO, OBE is a former tennis player from Australia who was ranked as world No. 1 during his career. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles and an all-time record of 28 men’s doubles titles. He is one of only four men to have won all four Grand Slam singles titles, the other three being Fred Perry, Don Budge, and Rod Laver. He also won a record six Masters Grand Prix singles titles.

Newcombe was born on the 9th of May, 1944, in Sydney, Australia. His parents were Jack and Doris Newcombe. He had two sisters, Judy and Jill. Newcombe’s father was an accountant who played tennis in his spare time. Newcombe’s mother was a housewife. Newcombe was educated at Sydney Boys High School.

Newcombe started playing tennis when he was eight years old. He won his first junior tournament when he was nine. Newcombe turned professional in 1962. He won his first Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in 1965. He also won the Wimbledon singles title in 1967 and 1970. Newcombe won the US Open singles title in 1967 and 1973. He retired from professional tennis in 1977.

Newcombe was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1984. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1985. In 2000, he was inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.

Newcombe has a net worth of $8 million. He has been married twice. His first wife was Angela Haydon, whom he divorced in 1977. His second wife is Veronica “Randy” Newcombe, whom he married in 1984. He has three children from his first marriage and one from his second marriage.

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Full NameJohn Newcombe
Height1.83 m
Weight80 kg
ProfessionTennis player


SpouseAngelika Pfannenburg


NominationsMilliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
MoviesBest Man in Grass Creek, Second Glance, Goldengirl, Damien: Omen II

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Best Man in Grass Creek1999writer
Second Glance1992screenplay / story


Best Man in Grass Creek1999Adam


Best Man in Grass Creek1999


Best Man in Grass Creek1999producer


Wide World of Sports2008TV SeriesHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Australia2005TV SeriesHimself - Former Tennis Champion
The Fifth Set: Australia and the Davis Cup2000DocumentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2000Film AwardSanta Clarita International Film FestivalBest Feature ComedyBest Man in Grass Creek (1999)
1999Crystal Heart AwardHeartland Film FestivalBest Man in Grass Creek (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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