Lew Hoad

Lewis Alan Hoad (1934 - 1994)

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Lewis Alan (Lew) Hoad
Born in Glebe, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died in Fuengirola, Andalusia, Spainmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Sep 2018
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Categories: Australian Notables | Australian Athletes | International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Lew Hoad is Notable.


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.

Lew was born on the 23rd of November, 1934 to Alan Hoad and Ailsa Burbury.

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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Lew Hoad 1954 Kooyong
Lew Hoad 1954 Kooyong


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