Hoad, Lew


Hoad, Lew

▪ Australian tennis player
byname of  Lewis Alan Hoad  
born Nov. 23, 1934, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
died July 3, 1994, Fuengirola, Spain

      Australian tennis player who rose to prominence in the 1950s, winning 13 major singles and doubles titles.

      With his rival and partner, Ken Rosewall (Rosewall, Ken), Hoad led Australia to win the Davis Cup in 1953 over the United States. The two were formidable in cup competition and helped Australia regain the trophy in 1955 and 1956. As a doubles team, Hoad and Rosewall won the Wimbledon, French, Australian, and Italian titles in 1953. In 1956 Hoad defeated Rosewall in Wimbledon singles again and, with his Australian and French titles, would have won the grand slam that year if Rosewall had not beaten him for the U.S. title.

      In 1957 Hoad won the Wimbledon singles again and shortly thereafter became a professional, joining Pancho Gonzales on tour. Hoad's style of play caused him back problems, however, which shortened his career in the 1960s. He returned briefly to tournament play in the early 1970s, but with little success.

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