Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002; inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001.
In 1954 Rose won the singles and doubles titles at his home major - the Australian Championships. He represented Australia in two Davis Cup ties - both finals against the United States. On both occasions Australia won the Davis Cup.
A winner of seven Grand Slam titles, Mervyn Rose enjoyed a successful career first as a player and later as a coach.
He has coached players including Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Eleni Daniilidou and Nadia Petrova.