The Golden Boy of tennis was in the Top Ten of the world's amateur rankings for five straight years.
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.
His boyishly handsome looks and strong physique made him a tennis icon and one of the first true stars in the sport.
He was born in Giebe, a working-class suburb of Sydney.
He was a close friend of Hollywood celebrities like Sean Connery and Charlton Heston.