Former Davis Cup champion, Davis Cup captain and world No.1 doubles player - John Fitzgerald will be inducted in the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January, 2020. One of the most successful Australian tennis players to grace the sport, Fitzgerald will join a league of extraordinary men and women next year.
He will be honoured at a special ceremony at Rod Laver Arena during the Australian Open, and his bronze statue will join a number of Aussie legends in Garden Square. He was ranked world No.1 in doubles in 1991, the year he teamed with Swede Anders Jarryd to win three majors – Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.
He also been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993, he retired from professional tennis in 1995 having won 30 ATP doubles titles, including seven Grand Slam men’s doubles and two Grand Slam mixed. Speaking about his induction, Fitzgerald said, “It is great to see so many players come through and represent Australia at an international level.
But for me it’s always about the number of people with a racquet in their hand who enjoy the sport”. He further added, “I want kids to get as much enjoyment out of tennis as I have experienced. It’s the best sport I know and I have always wanted to give back to it. I am thrilled to be joining the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame, it’s such an incredible honour.