General Kenneth Robert (Ken)
Rosewall
Male
Australia
1934-11-02
Sydney, NSW, Australia


About

As the Doomsday Stroking Machine, the remarkable Kenneth Robert "Muscles" Rosewall was a factor in three decades of tennis, winning his first major titles, the Australian and French singles in 1953 as a teenager, and continuing as a tournament winner past his 43rd birthday. Probably nobody played better longer. He was yet a tough foe into 1978. At the close of the 1977 season, he was still ranked as one of the top players in the game, No. 12, on the ATP computer, having won two of 24 tournaments with a 44-23 match record. "It's something I enjoy and find I still do well," was his simple explanation of his prowess in 1977, "but I never imagined myself playing so long when I turned pro in 1957."

The son of a Sydney, Australia, grocer, Rosewall was born in that city Nov. 2, 1934, and grew up there. A natural left-hander, he was taught to play right-handed by his father, Robert Rosewall, and developed a peerless backhand. Some felt his size (5-foot-7, 135 pounds) would impede him, but it was never a problem. He moved quickly, with magnificent anticipation and perfect balance, and never suffered a serious injury. Though his serve wasn't formidable, he placed it well, and backed it up with superb volleying. Rosewall was at home on any surface, and at the baseline or the net. He had an even temperament, was shy and reticent, but good-natured.

Although Rosewall, the little guy, always seemed overshadowed by a rival, first Lew Hoad, then Pancho Gonzalez and Rod Laver, he outlasted them all, and had the last competitive word. Even when Laver was acknowledged as the best in the world, Rosewall could bother him, and twice shocked Rod in the rich World Championship Tennis finals in Dallas (1971 and 1972), snatching the $50,000 first prize from the favorite's grasp. The latter match, thought by many to be the greatest ever played - a 3-1/2 hour struggle watched by millions on TV went to Rosewall, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-7(3-7), 7-6, (7-5), when he stroked two magnificent backhand returns to escape a seemingly untenable position in the decisive tie-breaker (down 5-points-to-4) and win by two points. It was the closest finish of an important championship until Boris Becker beat Ivan Lendl, also 7-5, in a fifth-set tie-breaker, for the 1988 Masters title.

Rosewall and Hoad, born only 21 days apart, Ken the elder, were linked as teammates and adversaries almost from their first days on court. In 1952 as 17-year-olds they made an immediate impact on their first overseas tour, both reaching the quarter-finals of the U.S. Championships at Forest Hills, Ken beating the No. 1 American, Vic Seixas, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. Later the following year (having won the Wimbledon doubles together), shortly after their 19th birthdays, they became the youngest Davis Cup defenders, collaborating for Australia to repel the U.S. challenge in the finale. Rosewall beat Seixas in the decisive last match to ensure a 3-2 victory.

Though Hoad was considerably stronger physically than Rosewall, who had been given the sardonic nick-name "Muscles" by his mates, Ken always managed to keep up with (and often surpass) him in the early days. Hoad beat Rosewall in the 1956 Wimbledon final, but his bid for a Grand Slam was spoiled when Rosewall knocked him off in the U.S. final at Forest Hills.

Linked in doubles as well as the public mind, Ken and Lew might well have made a Grand Slam together in 1953, but came up three wins short. After taking the Australian, French and Wimbledon, they had a bad day in Boston, dropping a close U.S. quarter-final decision to unseeded Americans Hal Burrows and Straight Clark, 5-7, 14-12, 18-16, 9-7. But they (Kenny unerring of return from the right court) grabbed that title in 1956. After helping Australia win the Davis Cup twice more, both 5-0 over the U.S. in 1955 and 1956, winning all four singles and a doubles seemingly effortlessly, Rosewall turned pro to take on the professional king, Pancho Gonzalez. Gonzalez stayed on top, winning their head-to-head tour, 50-26, but it was apparent that Rosewall belonged at the uppermost level.

Thus began one of the longest professional careers, certainly the most distinguished in regard to significant victories over so lengthy a span. Rosewall won the first of his three U.S. Pro singles titles over Laver in 1963, the second by beating in succession, Gonzalez, then and Laver in 1965, and the third over Cliff Drysdale in 1971. That was one of the three championships that the pros held dearest during their days as outcasts prior to opens. The others were the French Pro, won by Rosewall eight times, including seven in a row (1960-66), and Wembley in London, won five times by Rosewall between 1957 and 1968. Memorable battles were the five-set, 1963 French Pro final over Laver and the 1962 Wembley final over Hoad. Ken's sparkling rivalry with Laver stretched over 111 encounters, Rod ahead, 62-49 (6-4 in the open era). He was 59-101 against Gonzalez and 45-25 over Hoad.

Rosewall holds several longevity records. Fourteen years after his 1956 Forest Hills triumph over Hoad, he beat the favored Tony Roche, 10 years his junior, to win the U.S. Championship again. Eighteen years after that final - having beaten favored John Newcombe, 6-7 (3-5), 7-6 (5-1), 6-3 - he was crushed in the 1974 windup by Jimmy Connors. Twenty years after appearing in the first of four Wimbledon finals, he lost the 1974 final to Connors. The only big one Rosewall missed out on was Wimbledon singles, but he won the doubles twice. Nineteen years after his first major title, the Australian, over Mervyn Rose, he won it again, in 1972, over Mal Anderson. He also made it to the semis in 1976 and 1977 - 24 years after the first time!

Twenty years after his first Davis Cup appearance, he returned to help Australia win once again in 1973, and played his last cup match in 1975, having been in on four Australian Davis Cups and three World Cups in the since-disbanded team match against the U.S. Altogether, Rosewall won 18 major titles in singles, doubles and mixed, the sixth-highest male total.

In 1974, he served as player-coach of the Pittsburgh Triangles of World Team Tennis. He was the second tennis player to cross $1 million in prize money, following Laver, and had a career total of $1,600,300. Like Laver, Gonzalez and Hoad, and a few others, he had one of those rare careers spanning the amateur era, pro one-night stand years and the open era. His victories were innumerable, but in the last section, begun at age 33, he won 50 titles, 32 in singles, 18 in doubles. The first of those was the baptismal "Open" the British Hard Court singles at Bournemouth in April 1968; the second, the initial major open, the French, a month later - both over Laver. His last pro triumph, Hong Kong in 1977 over 30-year-old Tom Gorman, was recorded two weeks after his 43rd birthday, making him the second oldest (just shy of Gonzalez) to win an open-era title. Still going, like some super battery, gray but the same in frame and slick of backhand, Ken is just warming up for the super senior wars.

Rosewall was named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1980, and the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.

Source:Bud Collins



Media


Archive statistics 1949 - 1980
120
1532
1150


Tournament wins 1977 - Gunze International ()
1977 - Hong Kong Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1976 - Jackson (Open)
1976 - Hong Kong Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1976 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1976 - Pacific Land Players (Open)
1975 - Gunze International ()
1975 - Gstaad (ATP)
1975 - Louisville Pro (Professional)
1975 - Jackson (Open)
1975 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1973 - WCT-Cleveland (WCT Circuit)
1973 - Charlotte (WCT Circuit)
1973 - Osaka Open (Open)
1973 - Japan International Championships (Amateur)
1973 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1972 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1972 - WCT - Tokyo (WCT Circuit)
1972 - WCT Finals (WCT Circuit)
1972 - Charlotte (WCT Circuit)
1972 - WCT-Hilton Head (WCT Circuit)
1972 - WCT - Miami (WCT Circuit)
1972 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1971 - WCT Finals (WCT Circuit)
1971 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1971 - South African Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1971 - United Bank Invitational Round Robin (Open)
1971 - Welsh Championships (Amateur)
1971 - Washington Open (Open)
1971 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1971 - WCT - Vancouver (WCT Circuit)
1970 - Montgomery Ward Cup (Professional)
1970 - South of England Championships (Amateur)
1970 - US Open (Grandslam)
1970 - Welsh Championships (Amateur)
1970 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1970 - South Texas Pros (Professional)
1969 - Chicago Planters Pro Tourney (Professional)
1969 - Midland Pros (Professional)
1969 - Wills Open Championships (Open)
1968 - Colonial Pro Invitation (WCT Circuit)
1968 - Paris Pro Championships (Professional)
1968 - British Hard Court Championships (Open)
1968 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1968 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1967 - BBC-2 World Invitation (Professional)
1967 - International Pro Cup (Professional)
1967 - Durban Pros (Professional)
1967 - US Pro Hardcourts (Professional)
1967 - Pacific Coast Professionals (Professional)
1967 - Los Angeles Professional Championships (Professional)
1967 - Port Elizabeth Pros (Professional)
1967 - Belfast Professional (Professional)
1966 - Benoni Professionals (Professional)
1966 - Adelaide Professional Championships (Professional)
1966 - New South Wales Pro Championships (Professional)
1966 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1966 - Casablanca Pros (Professional)
1966 - Madison Square Garden Pro Championships (Professional)
1965 - Greater Washington Pros (Amateur)
1965 - Brisbane Professional Championships (Professional)
1965 - US Pro Grasscourt Championships (Professional)
1965 - WCT - St. Louis (WCT Circuit)
1965 - Scandinavian Professional Championships (Professional)
1965 - Marseille Pros Autumn (Professional)
1965 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1964 - Cape Town Pros (Professional)
1964 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1964 - Hanover Pro Championships (Professional)
1964 - Venice Professional (Professional)
1964 - San Remo Professional Tournament (Professional)
1964 - Cannes Pro Championships (Professional)
1964 - WCT - St. Louis (WCT Circuit)
1964 - Milwaukee Pros (Professional)
1963 - US Pro Grasscourt Championships (Professional)
1963 - Italian International Professionals (Professional)
1963 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1963 - Los Angeles Professional Championships (Professional)
1963 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1962 - South Australia Pros (Professional)
1962 - Melbourne Pros (Professional)
1962 - Geneva Professional Gold Trophy (Professional)
1962 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1962 - Swedish Professional Championships (WCT Circuit)
1962 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1962 - Milan Professional Championships (Professional)
1961 - New South Wales Pro Championships (Professional)
1961 - London Indoor Professionals (Professional)
1961 - Professional Clay Courts (Professional)
1960 - London Indoor Professionals (Professional)
1960 - World Professional Indoors (Amateur)
1960 - Australian Professionals (Professional)
1960 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1959 - Brisbane Professional Championships (Professional)
1958 - Slazenger Professional (Professional)
1958 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1957 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1957 - London Indoor Professionals (Professional)
1956 - Newport Casino Tournament (Amateur)
1956 - Bastad (Open)
1956 - Darling Downs (Amateur)
1956 - Travemünde International (Amateur)
1956 - US Open (Grandslam)
1956 - Deauville (Open)
1956 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1956 - South Australian b (Open)
1956 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1956 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Australian Hard Courts Championship (Amateur)
1955 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1955 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
1954 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1954 - Darling Downs (Amateur)
1954 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1953 - Pacific Southwest Championships (Open)
1953 - Western Australia Championships (Open)
1953 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1951 - Manly Seaside Tournament (Open)


Tournaments World Cup - 1980 Australian Indoors - 1980 South Pacific - 1980 Toyota Tournament of Champions - 1980 Melbourne Indoor - 1980 New South Wales Championships - 1979 Hong Kong Open - 1979 Las Vegas - 1979 Australian Indoors - 1979 South Pacific - 1979 Australian Open - 1978 Monte Carlo - 1978 New South Wales Championships - 1978 US Clay Courts - 1978 River Oaks Tournament - 1978 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1978 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1978 Washington Open - 1978 Philadelphia Indoors - 1978 WCT - St. Louis - 1978 Hong Kong Open - 1978 Las Vegas - 1978 Australian Indoors - 1978 South Pacific - 1978 Gunze International - 1978 North Conway - 1978 Las Vegas Indoor - 1978 Portland Indoor - 1978 WCT - Forest Hills - 1978 WCT Challenge Cup - 1977-B Australian Open - 1977-2 Australian Open - 1977 US Open - 1977 New South Wales Championships - 1977 River Oaks Tournament - 1977 US Pro Championships - 1977 Abierto Mexicano - 1977 Charlotte - 1977 Philadelphia Indoors - 1977 WCT - St. Louis - 1977 WCT - London - 1977 WCT - Toronto - 1977 Hong Kong Open - 1977 Las Vegas - 1977 Australian Indoors - 1977 South Pacific - 1977 Gunze International - 1977 Jackson - 1977 North Conway - 1977 WCT - Monterrey - 1977 WCT Challenge Cup - 1977 WCT Tournament of Champions - 1977 Australian Open - 1976 New South Wales Championships - 1976 River Oaks Tournament - 1976 Japan Open - 1976 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1976 Indian Wells - 1976 Charlotte - 1976 WCT - St. Louis - 1976 Hong Kong Open - 1976 Denver - 1976 Las Vegas - 1976 Australian Indoors - 1976 South Pacific - 1976 Gunze International - 1976 Jackson - 1976 North Conway - 1976 Pacific Land Players - 1976 WCT - Mexico City - 1976 WCT Challenge Cup - 1976 Wimbledon - 1975 New South Wales Championships - 1975 River Oaks Tournament - 1975 Japan International Championships - 1975 Gstaad - 1975 Hong Kong Open - 1975 World Cup - 1975 Las Vegas - 1975 Manila International - 1975 Australian Indoors - 1975 Tucson - ATP - 1975 South Pacific - 1975 Gunze International - 1975 Jackson - 1975 Louisville Pro - 1975 North Conway - 1975 Perth Open - 1975 New South Wales Championships - 1974B Wimbledon - 1974 US Open - 1974 South African Championships - 1974 Japan International Championships - 1974 Hong Kong Open - 1974 World Cup - 1974 Royal Crown Classic - 1974 Australian Indoors - 1974 Tucson - ATP - 1974 Australian Open - 1973 US Open - 1973 New South Wales Championships - 1973 Canadian International Championships - 1973 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1973 River Oaks Tournament - 1973 Japan International Championships - 1973 Charlotte - 1973 Milan Indoors - 1973 WCT - London - 1973 WCT Finals - 1973 WCT - Chicago - 1973 Washington Indoor - 1973 WCT - Vancouver - 1973 World Cup - 1973 WCT Cologne - 1973 WCT-Hilton Head - 1973 Denver - 1973 Las Vegas - 1973 WCT-Cleveland - 1973 WCT - Copenhagen - 1973 Osaka Open - 1973 Australian Indoors - 1973 Australian Open - 1972 US Open - 1972 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1972 River Oaks Tournament - 1972 US Pro Championships - 1972 Queensland Championships - 1972 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1972 Philadelphia Open - 1972 Charlotte - 1972 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1972 WCT Finals - 1972 WCT - Toronto - 1972 WCT-Quebec - 1972 WCT - Chicago - 1972 WCT - Miami - 1972 WCT-Hilton Head - 1972 Denver - 1972 Las Vegas - 1972 WCT-Cleveland - 1972 WCT Montreal - 1972 WCT Alamo - 1972 WCT - Tokyo - 1972 Australian Open - 1971 Wimbledon - 1971 Canadian International Championships - 1971 Pacific Coast Championship - 1971 US Pro Championships - 1971 South African Championships - 1971 Welsh Championships - 1971 South of England Championships - 1971 Conde de Godo - 1971 British Covered Court Championships - 1971 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1971 Wills Open Championships - 1971 Washington Open - 1971 Philadelphia Indoors - 1971 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1971 WCT Finals - 1971 Bologna Indoor - 1971 Louisville Open - 1971 WCT-Quebec - 1971 WCT - Chicago - 1971 WCT - Vancouver - 1971 Aventura Classic - 1971 United Bank Invitational Round Robin - 1971 WCT Dallas - 1971 Aryamehr Cup - 1971 WCT Cologne - 1971 Stockholm Open - 1971 Wimbledon - 1970 US Open - 1970 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1970 Cincinnati - 1970 US Pro Championships - 1970 Welsh Championships - 1970 South of England Championships - 1970 Conde de Godo - 1970 British Covered Court Championships - 1970 ATP World Tour Finals - 1970 Philadelphia Open - 1970 South Texas Pros - 1970 WCT - St. Louis - 1970 Atlanta Open - 1970 Paris Indoor - 1970 Montgomery Ward Cup - 1970 WCT - London - 1970 Dunlop Slazenger International Open - 1970 Dallas Morning News Classic - 1970 Howard Hughes Pro Invitation - 1970 National Tennis Classic - 1970 Mount Washington Invitation - 1970 Fort Worth Pros - 1970 Tennis Champions Classic - 1970 Stockholm Open - 1970 Australian Open - 1969 Wimbledon - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 US Open - 1969 New South Wales Championships - 1969 Queens Club Tournament - 1969 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1969 US Pro Championships - 1969 Philadelphia Open - 1969 Western Australia Championships - 1969 Orlando Professional Championships - 1969 Burger King Challenge Cup - 1969 Midland Pros - 1969 Wembley Professional Championships - 1969 Oakland Pros - 1969 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1969 Wills Open Championships - 1969 Dutch Professional Championships - 1969 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1969 Incline Village Pro Invitation - 1969 Chicago Planters Pro Tourney - 1969 Howard Hughes Open - 1969 SPOGA cup - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 US Open - 1968 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1968 British Hard Court Championships - 1968 US Pro Championships - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1968 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1968 Madison Square Garden Fields - 1968 Burger King Challenge Cup - 1968 Paris Pro Championships - 1968 Wembley Invitation - 1968 Wembley - 1968 Wembley Professional Championships - 1968 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1968 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1967 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1967 BBC-2 World Invitation - 1967 Paris Pro Championships - 1967 Pacific Coast Professionals - 1967 Johannesburg Pros - 1967 Durban Pros - 1967 Port Elizabeth Pros - 1967 Wembley Professional Championships - 1967 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1967 Boston Pros - 1967 US Pro Hardcourts - 1967 International Pro Cup - 1967 World Pro Championships - 1967 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1967 Cincinnati Pro Championships - 1967 Wimbledon Pros - 1967 Marseille Pros Autumn - 1967 Barcelona Pros - 1967 Belfast Professional - 1967 Adelaide Professional Championships - 1966 French Professional Championship - 1966 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1966 New South Wales Pro Championships - 1966 BBC-2 World Invitation - 1966 Johannesburg Pros - 1966 Cape Town Pros - 1966 Wembley Professional Championships - 1966 US Pro Hardcourts - 1966 World Pro Championships - 1966 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1966 Casablanca Pros - 1966 Melbourne Pros - 1966 Brisbane Professional Championships - 1966 Milan Professional Championships - 1966 Barcelona Pros - 1966 Peacock Gap Pros - 1966 Newport Pro Tournament - 1966 Forest Hills Pros - 1966 Benoni Professionals - 1966 Adelaide Professional Championships - 1965 French Professional Championship - 1965 New South Wales 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 Italian International Professionals - 1965 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1965 WCT - St. Louis - 1965 Marseille Pros Autumn - 1965 Melbourne Pros - 1965 Perth Professional Championships - 1965 Brisbane Professional Championships - 1965 South Australia Pros - 1965 Oklahoma Pros - 1965 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1965 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1965 Milan 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 Nairobi Pros - 1965 US Pro Championships - 1964 US Pro Indoors - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1964 Cannes Pro Championships - 1964 Baltimore Pro Championships - 1964 Johannesburg Pros - 1964 Port Elizabeth Pros - 1964 Cape Town Pros - 1964 Wembley Professional Championships - 1964 Dutch Professional Championships - 1964 Milwaukee Pros - 1964 WCT - St. Louis - 1964 Melbourne Pros - 1964 Hanover Pro Championships - 1964 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1964 San Remo Professional Tournament - 1964 West Australian Pro Championships - 1964 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1964 Masters Round Robin Professionals - 1964 Knokke-Le-Zoute Professionals - 1964 Montreux Pros - 1964 Aix-Les-Baines Professionals - 1964 Wembley Pros - lesser meeting - 1964 South Africa Professional Matches - 1964 Venice Professional - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1963 World Professional Tournament - 1963 San Diego Pro Championships - 1963 Cannes Pro Championships - 1963 Wembley Professional Championships - 1963 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1963 Italian International Professionals - 1963 Japan Professional Championships - 1963 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1963 Portschach Pros - 1963 Kramer Cup - 1963 Kitzbühel Pros - 1963 Adelaide Professional Championships - 1962 French Professional Championship - 1962 Wembley Professional Championships - 1962 Melbourne Pros - 1962 South Australia Pros - 1962 Kramer Cup - 1962 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1962 Swedish Professional Championships - 1962 Milan Professional Championships - 1962 Zurich Professional Championship - 1962 New South Wales Pro Championships - 1961 London Indoor Professionals - 1961 Professional Clay Courts - 1961 Kramer Cup - 1961 Lemkus Professional - 1961 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1961 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1961 Austrian Professional Championships - 1961 French Professional Championship - 1960 World Professional Indoors - 1960 Japan Professional Championships - 1960 Australian Professionals - 1960 Perth Professional Championships - 1960 London Indoor Professionals - 1960 Pro Masters - 1959 French Professional Championship - 1959 New South Wales Pro Championships - 1959 London Professional Championships - 1959 Perth Professional Championships - 1959 Brisbane Professional Championships - 1959 Victorian Professional Championships - 1959 South Australia Pros - 1959 O'Keefe Professional - 1959 Kramer Tournament of Champions - 1959 French Professional Championship - 1958 New South Wales Pro Championships - 1958 Wembley Professional Championships - 1958 Slazenger Professional - 1958 Pro Masters - 1957 World Professional Tournament - 1957 Wembley Professional Championships - 1957 International Professional Match - 1957 Australian Professionals - 1957 London Indoor Professionals - 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 Championships - 1956 Queensland Championships - 1956 Kent Championships - 1956 Deauville - 1956 City of Sydney Championships - 1956 US vs. Australia exhibitions - 1956 Darling Downs - 1956 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1956 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1956 Bastad - 1956 Travemünde International - 1956 International Club Matches - Belgium - 1956