Lew Hoad

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Birthday
23, 1934
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jul 3, 1994 (59)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1934
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jul 3, 1994 (59)

About

The Golden Boy of tennis was in the Top Ten of the world's amateur rankings for five straight years.

Before Fame

Enjoying success at home and in Europe, he won the Wimbledon singles event in 1956 and 57, the French Open in 1956, and the American doubles in 1956.

Trivia

His boyishly handsome looks and strong physique made him a tennis icon and one of the first true stars in the sport.

Family Life

He was born in Giebe, a working-class suburb of Sydney.

Associated With

He was a close friend of Hollywood celebrities like Sean Connery and Charlton Heston.