Tony Roche

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998; inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1986.

Tony Roche enjoyed great success on the doubles court with his long-time partner John Newcombe. The two snared 12 major doubles titles together, including five Wimbledon championships.

Roche possessed a difficult left-hand serve and was an attacking volleyer. These skills helped him claim the 1966 French title - his only major singles win. He finished runner-up on several occasions - twice at the French (1965 and 1967), twice in the United States (1969 and 1970) and once at Wimbledon (1968).

A keen Davis Cup player, Roche racked up a 14-5 win-loss record (7-3 singles, 7-2 doubles) and was a part of the 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1977 Australian Davis Cup wins.

After retiring, Roche became a successful coach and has mentored world No.1 players including Ivan Lendl, Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer, as well as Australia’s Davis Cup squad between 1994 and 2000.