Mark Edmondson

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January 2007.

Mark Edmondson is famously remembered as the last Australian man to win the Australian Open.

A rank outsider to win the title, world No.212 Edmondson came up against countryman John Newcombe in the final at Kooyong. Edmondson was unseeded, while Newcombe was the No.2 seed and fancied to win his third Australian singles title. But 21-year-old Edmondson had other ideas and overcame Newcombe in the final in four sets, 6-7 6-3 7-6 6-1.

Edmondson went on to win five Grand Slam doubles titles and become a regular representative for his country in Davis Cup. He finished with a 19-10 win-loss record in Davis Cup.