General Malcolm James (Mal)
Anderson
Male
Australia
1935-03-03
Theodore, Australia


About

Anderson started playing tennis when he was 8 and became serious about the sport at 16. An Australian through and through, Anderson made his presence known from his early twenties to the tail end of his thirties. His two best seasons statistics-wise were 1957 and 1958 when as an amateur he twice achieved a ranking of World No. 2. Surging forward whenever he could, volleying with gusto and conviction, Anderson’s crowning moment in singles came in 1957, when he became the first unseeded man ever to secure the U.S. Championships. He beat the top three seeds-Luis Ayala, Dick Savitt, and Sven Davidson-to reach the final, and dismantled compatriot Ashley Cooper in the championship match. In 1958, Anderson was a finalist at both the Australian Championships and US Championships, losing both times to Cooper. Anderson turned professional in late 1958 and went on to win the Wembley Championship in 1959, with a thrilling 5-set victory over former 3-time US Pro champion, Pancho Segura. Anderson did not appear in another major final until 1972, when at age 36, he was a finalist at the Australian Open, losing to Ken Rosewall. In 1973, he captured the Australian Open doubles title along with John Newcombe. Anderson played on four Australian Davis Cup teams, in 1957, 1958, 1972 and 1973, the team winning twice (1957 and 1973). He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000 and one year later into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.



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Archive statistics 1952 - 1977
48
645
403


Tournament wins 1976 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1975 - South Coast Championships (Amateur)
1975 - Queensland Closed (Amateur)
1975 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1975 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1974 - South Darling Downs ()
1974 - Winfield Open (Open)
1973 - City of Brisbane ()
1973 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1973 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1972 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1972 - South Coast Championships (Amateur)
1972 - Queensland Hardcourts (Open)
1972 - Hong Kong Hard Courts (Open)
1971 - City of Brisbane ()
1971 - Eastern Suburbs Hard Court Championship (Open)
1971 - Australian Hard Courts Championship (Amateur)
1971 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1970 - South Coast Championships (Amateur)
1970 - Queensland Hardcourts (Open)
1970 - City of Brisbane ()
1965 - Helsinki Pros (Professional)
1959 - London Professional Championships (Professional)
1958 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Newport Casino Tournament (Amateur)
1958 - Essex Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Central Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
1958 - West Australia Championships (Open)
1958 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Queensland Hardcourts (Open)
1957 - South Coast Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Kent Championships (Open)
1957 - South Australian Championships ()
1957 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Wide Bay (Amateur)
1957 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1957 - Newport Casino Tournament (Amateur)
1957 - US Open (Grandslam)
1956 - Maroochy Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1955 - Nottingham (Open)
1955 - Carillon City (Amateur)
1955 - Northumberland Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Herga Club (Amateur)
1955 - Guildford Hardcourts (Amateur)
1955 - Central Queensland Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Australian Open - 1977-2 Australian Open - 1976 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1976 Wynnum - 1976 Pacific Land Players - 1976 AMEX - Waterville - 1976 South Australian Championships - 1975 Queensland Championships - 1975 Queensland Closed - 1975 South Coast Championships - 1975 Wynnum - 1975 Australian Indoors - 1975 South Australian Championships - 1974 Pacific Southwest Tournament - 1974 Queensland Championships - 1974 West Australia Championships - 1974 Manila International - 1974 Australian Indoors - 1974 South Darling Downs - 1974 Winfield Open - 1974 Australian Open - 1973 New South Wales Championships - 1973 German International Championships - 1973 Queensland Championships - 1973 Japan International Championships - 1973 Hong Kong Championships - 1973 Indian International Championships - 1973 Wynnum - 1973 Hong Kong Open - 1973 Tasmanian Open - 1973 Aryamehr Cup - 1973 Chatswood - 1973 Australian Indoors - 1973 City of Brisbane - 1973 West Australia Championships - 1972(2) Australian Open - 1972 US Open - 1972 New South Wales Championships - 1972 Canadian International Championships - 1972 Austrian International Championships - 1972 Netherlands International Championships - 1972 Queensland Championships - 1972 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1972 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1972 Bastad - 1972 Queensland Hardcourts - 1972 Eastern Suburbs Hard Court Championship - 1972 South Coast Championships - 1972 Wynnum - 1972 Hong Kong Hard Courts - 1972 Australian Open - 1971 Victorian Championships - 1971 New South Wales Championships - 1971 Queensland Championships - 1971 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1971 Eastern Suburbs Hard Court Championship - 1971 City of Brisbane - 1971 Australian Open - 1970 Victorian Championships - 1970 Queensland Championships - 1970 Queensland Hardcourts - 1970 Dunlop Slazenger International Open - 1970 South Coast Championships - 1970 City of Brisbane - 1970 Australian Open - 1969 Wimbledon - 1969 New South Wales Championships - 1969 Swiss International Championships - 1969 Irish Championships - 1969 German International Championships - 1969 Tasmanian Championships - 1969 Aix-en-Provence - 1969 Auckland - 1969 Portschach Pros - 1969 US Open - 1968 Swiss International Championships - 1968 Pacific Southwest Tournament - 1968 US Pro Championships - 1968 German International Championships - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1968 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1968 Cannes Pro Championship Second edition - 1968 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1967 Pacific Coast Professionals - 1967 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1967 US Pro Hardcourts - 1967 International Pro Cup - 1967 World Pro Championships - 1967 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1967 Binghampton Pro Championships - 1967 Cincinnati Pro Championships - 1967 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1967 Adelaide Professional Championships - 1966 French Professional Championship - 1966 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1966 Sydney Pro Championships - 1966 Johannesburg Pros - 1966 Wembley Professional Championships - 1966 US Pro Hardcourts - 1966 World Pro Championships - 1966 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1966 Brisbane Professional Championships - 1966 Rochester Pros - 1966 Barcelona Pros - 1966 Peacock Gap Pros - 1966 Newport Pro Tournament - 1966 Forest Hills Pros - 1966 Foz Do Douro - 1966 Benoni Professionals - 1966 French Professional Championship - 1965 Sydney Pro Championships - 1965 Johannesburg Pros - 1965 Durban Pros - 1965 Port Elizabeth Pros - 1965 Cape Town Pros - 1965 Wembley Professional Championships - 1965 New York Pro Tournament - 1965 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1965 Melbourne Pros - 1965 Brisbane Professional Championships - 1965 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1965 Masters Round Robin Professionals - 1965 South Africa Professional Matches - 1965 Peacock Gap Pros - 1965 Seafirst-Greater Seattle Pros - 1965 Tahoe Racquet Club Pros - 1965 Greater Washington Pros - 1965 Newport Pro Tournament - 1965 Opel Pro Championships - 1965 Helsinki Pros - 1965 US Pro Indoors - 1964 World Professional Tournament - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1963 Wembley Professional Championships - 1963 Kitzbühel Pros - 1963 Australian Open - 1962 English professional championships - 1962 Adelaide Professional Championships - 1962 French Professional Championship - 1962 Cannes Pro Championships - 1962 Kramer Cup - 1962 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1962 Scheveningen Pros - 1962 Cava Dei Tirreni Professionals - 1962 Swedish Professional Championships - 1962 South African Professional Championships - 1962 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1962 London Indoor Professionals - 1961 Professional Clay Courts - 1961 Kramer Cup - 1961 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1961 Austrian Professional Championships - 1961 French Professional Championship - 1960 World Professional Indoors - 1960 Japan Professional Championships - 1960 Perth Professional Championships - 1960 French Professional - Consolation - 1960 London Indoor Professionals - 1960 French Professional Championship - 1959 World Professional Tournament - 1959 Sydney Pro Championships - 1959 British Professional - 1959 London Professional Championships - 1959 Victorian Professional Championships - 1959 New South Wales Pros - 1959 South Australia Pros - 1959 Kramer Tournament of Champions - 1959 San Francisco Pros - 1959 Australian Open - 1958 Wimbledon - 1958 South Australian Championships - 1958 US Open - 1958 Victorian Championships - 1958 New South Wales Championships - 1958 St. Moritz - 1958 Colorado Championship - 1958 Newport Casino Tournament - 1958 Pacific Coast Championship - 1958 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1958 Queens Club Tournament - 1958 Pacific Southwest Tournament - 1958 Queensland Championships - 1958 Cannes Gallia - 1958 Cap d 'Antibes - 1958 Essex Championships - 1958 Kulm Carlton - 1958 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1958 Pan American Championships - 1958 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1958 West Australia Championships - 1958 Queensland Hardcourts - 1958 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1958 St. Moritz Suvretta - 1958 Maroochy Championships - 1958 Cannes LTC Winter Meeting - 1958 Central Queensland Championships - 1958 Cannes Carlton Winter Tournament - 1958 Australian Open - 1957 Wimbledon - 1957 South Australian Championships - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 US Open - 1957 Victorian Championships - 1957 New South Wales Championships - 1957 Newport Casino Tournament - 1957 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1957 Queens Club Tournament - 1957 Pacific Southwest Tournament - 1957 Queensland Championships - 1957 Kent Championships - 1957 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1957 International Club Matches - FRA - 1957 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1957 Bastad - 1957 Gstaad - 1957 Wide Bay - 1957 South Coast Championships - 1957 Wynnum - 1957 South West Districts VIC - 1957 Australian Open - 1956 Wimbledon - 1956 US Open - 1956 Victorian Championships - 1956 New South Wales Championships - 1956 Newport Casino Tournament - 1956 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1956 Queens Club Tournament - 1956 Pacific Southwest Tournament - 1956 Queensland Championships - 1956 Kent Championships - 1956 Deauville - 1956 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1956 Travemünde International - 1956 International Club Matches - Belgium - 1956 South Australian b - 1956 Maroochy Championships - 1956 Wynnum - 1956 Australian Open - 1955 Wimbledon - 1955 US Open - 1955 Victorian Championships - 1955 New South Wales Championships - 1955 Newport Casino Tournament - 1955 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1955 Queens Club Tournament - 1955 Pacific Southwest Tournament - 1955 British Hard Court Championships - 1955 Queensland Championships - 1955 Kent Championships - 1955 Surrey Championships - 1955 Nottingham - 1955 Northumberland Championships - 1955 Essex Championships - 1955 Herga Club - 1955 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1955 Pan American Championships - 1955 Westchester - 1955 London Hard Courts - 1955 Guildford Hardcourts - 1955 Sutton Hard Courts - 1955 Central Queensland Championships - 1955 Carillon City - 1955 Australian Open - 1954 South Australian Championships - 1954 Victorian Championships - 1954 New South Wales Championships - 1954 Queensland Championships - 1954 San Remo - 1954 Darling Downs - 1954 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1954 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1954 Genoa - 1954 Florence International - 1954 Gympie - 1954 Victorian Championships - 1953 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1953 Brisbane Exhibition - 1953 Central Queensland Championships - 1953 Victorian Championships - 1952 Queensland Championships - 1952 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1952 Brisbane Exhibition - 1952

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