Fred Stolle

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January 1997; inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985.

Tall and competitive, Fred Stolle was known for his powerful serve, accurate volleys and fluid backhand. He won all four doubles majors, but was unable to replicate this feat in singles.

He was runner-up at Wimbledon three times (1963, 1964 and 1965) and twice at the Australian Championships (1964 and 1965). Stolle enjoyed success in Davis Cup competition and was part of Australia's winning teams in 1964, 1965 and 1966. He finished with a 13-3 win-loss record (10-2 singles, 3-1 doubles).

Following his retirement, Stolle swapped his racquet for the microphone and has enjoyed a successful career as a TV commentator.