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18-May-2017
18-May-2017

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The bust commemorates tennis player, Neale Fraser who the Wimbledon singles in 1960 and the US Championships singles in 1959 and 1960, but failed to win the Australian Championships, finishing as runner-up on three occasions (1957, 1959 and 1960) and held a championship point in the 1960 final.

In doubles, Fraser took three Australian (1957, 1958, and 1962), French (1958, 1960, and 1962) and US (1957, 1959, and 1960) titles, and two Wimbledon (1959, and 1961) with three different partners, Ashley Cooper, Lew Hoad and Roy Emerson.

Fraser was also successful in the mixed doubles, winning the Australian in 1956 with Beryl Penrose, Wimbledon in 1962, and the US from 1958 to 1960 with Margaret Osbourne du Pont. He holds the distinction of having won the US National (now Open) singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles in 1959 and then successfully defending those titles a year later. Since that time, no one has equalled that feat in a single year, let alone successively.

Fraser was ranked the World No. 1 amateur in 1959 and 1960 and was in the top ten every year between 1956 and 1962.   He became Davis Cup Captain for the Australian team in 1970, holding the position for a record 24 years and piloting Australia to four wins in 1973, 1977, 1983 and 1986, and recording 55 wins from 75 ties played

 

Location

Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Garden Square, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820301
Long: 144.978865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Barbara McLean

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Neale Fraser

Winner of 19 Grand Slam titles

Singles Champion of :
Wimbledon 1960
USA 1959, 1960

Davis Cup :
1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963

Davis Cup victories (as player) :
1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962

Davis Cup Captain : 1970 - 1993

Davis Cup victories (as captain) :
1973, 1977, 1983, 1986

Federation Cup Captain : 1976, 1977, 1978  

 

Source: MA
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