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19-May-2017
19-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The bust commemorates tennis player, Lew Hoad (1934 - 1994). 

For five straight years, beginning in 1952, Hoad was ranked in the world top 10 for amateurs, reaching the World No. 1 spot in 1956.  Hoad was a member of the Australian team that between 1952 and 1956 won the Davis Cup four times. He turned professional in July 1957.

Hoad won four Grand Slam tournaments as an amateur, and won the 1959 Tournament of Champions as a professional. Serious back problems plagued Hoad throughout his career, particularly after he turned professional, and led to his effective retirement from tennis in 1967 although he made sporadic comebacks, enticed by the advent of the open era in 1968.

 

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

Lew Hoad

Winner of 13 Grand Slam titles

Singles Champion of : 
Australia 1956
France 1956
Wimbledon 1956, 1957

Davis Cup :
1953, 1954, 1955, 1956

Davis Cup victories :
1953, 1955, 1956

 

Source: MA
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