Lew was an Australian tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1956 and 1957 as well as the Australian Championships and the Freanch Championships in 1956. He lost in the final of the US Nationals in four sets to Ken Rosewall, narrowly missing winning the Grand Slam for winning all four titles in a single year. He ended 1956 as the No. 1 ranked player.
He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.
He married fellow Australian tennis player Jenny Staley on the 18th of June, 1955 at St. Mary's Church, Wimbeldon in London.
After he retired, he started a tennis resort in Fuengirola (near Málaga) in Spain.
He passed away on the 3rd of July, 1994 after a battling an aggressive form of leukemia.
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