Mervyn Rose

Mervyn Rose

Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour City, New South Wales, Australia
Death 23 Jul 2017 (aged 87)
Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour City, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 181729043 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Tennis Player. Compared to the likes of John McEnroe, Rose was known for his boisterous behavior and a frequent display of short-temper. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players to hail from Australia. During the course of his career, he captured seven major championships. He won three consecutive US Mixed Doubles Championships (1951 with Don Candy, 1952 with Vic Seixas and 1953 with Rex Hartwig). Additionally, he captured titles at the Australian Singles (1954), Australian Doubles Championship (1954 with Rex Hartwig), Wimbledon Mixed Doubles (1957, with Darlene Hand) and the French Singles in 1958. After retiring as a player, he went on to become a highly-respected coach who is credited with helping Margaret Smith Court, Billie Jean King and Arantxa-Sanchez-Vicario. In 2001, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and in 2006, he received the honor of the Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the sport of tennis.

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