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Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won An French Men’s Doubles Tournament Since 2000

Victor P Taffa

There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam.

Grand Slam itinerary consists of

  • Australian Open in mid January,
  • French Open in May and June,
  • Wimbledon in July,
  • US Open in August and September.

Each Major Championship is played over a 2 week period.

Major Championship Surfaces played on

  • Australian Open played on hard court,
  • French Open played on clay,
  • Wimbledon is played on grass,
  • US Open are played on hard court.

Years That Each Major Championship began:

  • Australian Open in 1905,
  • French Open in 1891,
  • Wimbledon in 1877,
  • US Open in 1881.

Term Grand Slam, without qualification, and also originally, refers to the achievement of winning all 4 major championships within a single calendar year within one of the 5 events:

  • Men’s singles;
  • Women’s singles;
  • Men’s doubles;
  • Women’s doubles;
  • Mixed doubles.

In doubles, one team may accomplish a Grand Slam playing together or one player may achieve it with different partners.

However the Doubles Winners listed contains Australian Doubles Pairings only.


Australia’s Recent Tennis Major Championship Winners

Male Singles

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Male Singles Winners include:

Australian Open              French Open                  Wimbledon                                        US Open

1976 Mark Edmondson     1969 Rod Laver                     2002 Lleyton Hewitt                          2001 Lleyton Hewitt

1975 John Newcombe            1968 Ken Rosewall           1987 Pat Cash                                     1998 Patrick Rafter

Female Singles

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Female Singles Winners include:

Australian Open           French Open                    Wimbledon                                        US Open

1978 Chris O’Neill            2019 Ashleigh Barty             1980 Evonne Goolagong                    2011 Samantha Stosur

1977 Kerry Melville Reid  1973 Margaret Court          1971 Evonne Goolagong                    1973 Margaret Court

Male Doubles

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Male Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open           French Open                            Wimbledon                             US Open

1997 Todd Woodbridge    2000 Todd Woodbridge           2000 Todd Woodbridge             1996 Todd Woodbridge

1997 Mark Woodforde           2000 Mark Woodforde        2000 Mark Woodforde               1996 Mark Woodforde

1992 Todd Woodbridge         1985 Mark Edmondson       1997 Todd Woodbridge               1995 Todd Woodbridge

1992 Mark Woodforde           1985 Kim Warwick               1997 Mark Woodforde                 1995 Mark Woodforde

Female Doubles

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Female Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open        French Open                           Wimbledon                             US Open

1979 Judy Chaloner        1966 Margaret Court              1978 Kerry Melville Reid            1970 Margaret Court

1979 Dianne Evers          1966 Judy Tegart Dalton        1978 Wendy Turnbull                  1970 Judy Tegart Dalton

1977 Evonne Cawley       1965 Margaret Court               1969 Margaret Court                   1963 Robyn Ebbern

1977 Helen Cawley         1965 Lesley Turner Bowrey     1969 Judy Tegart Dalton            1963 Margaret Court

Mixed Doubles

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Mixed Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open             French Open                                Wimbledon                              US Open

2013 Jarmila Gajdosova    1972 Evonne Goolagong-Cawley   1991 Elizabeth Sayers Smylie   2001 Rennae Stubbs

2013 Matthew Ebden         1972 Kim Warwick                             1991 John Fitzgerald            2001 Todd Woodbridge

2005 Samantha Stosur       1965 Margaret Court                       1968 Margaret Court             1992 Nicole Provis

2005 Scott Draper               1965 Ken Fletcher                            1968 Ken Fletcher                   1992 Mark Woodforde


Champions By Year

Year                French Open                                     

Men’s Doubles Started in 1925       

2019                Kevin Krawietz (GER)                      

                        Andreas Mies (GER)                         

2018                Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)           

                        Nicolas Mahut (FRA)                        

2017                Ryan Harrison (USA)                        

                        Michael Venus (AUS)                                   

2016                Feliciano Lopez (SPA)                      

                        Marc Lopez (SPA)                             

2015                Ivan Dodig (CRO)                             

                        Marcelo Melo (BRA)                        

2014                Julien Benneteau (FRA)                    

                        Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)        

2013                Bob Bryan (USA)                              

                        Mike Bryan (USA)                            

2012                Max Mirnyi (BEL)                            

                        Daniel Nestor (CAN)                         

2011                Max Mirnyi (BEL)                            

                        Daniel Nestor (CAN)                         

2010                Daniel Nestor (CAN)                         

                        Nenad Zimonjie (SER)                     

2009                Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)                         

                        Leander Paes (IND)                           

2008                Pablo Cuevas (URU)                         

                        Luis Horna (PER)                              

2007                Mark Knowles (BAH)                       

                        Daniel Nestor (CAN)                         

2006                Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)                     

                        Max Mirnyi (BEL)                            

2005                Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)                     

                        Max Mirnyi (BEL)                            

2004                Xavier Malisse (BE)                          

                        Olivier Rochus (BE)                          

2003                Bob Bryan (USA)                              

                        Mike Bryan (USA)                            

2002                Paul Haarhuis (NET)                         

                        Yevgeny Kafelnikov ( RUS)              

2001                Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)                    

                        Leander Paes (IND)                           

2000                Todd Woodbridge (AUS)                  

                        Mark Woodforde (AUS)                   

1999                Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)                    

                        Leander Paes (IND)                           

1998                Jacco Eltingh ( NET)                          

                        Paul Haarhuis (NET)                         

1997                Yevgeny Kafelnikov ( RUS)              

                        Daniel Vacek (CZE)                          

1996                Yevgeny Kafelnikov ( RUS)              

                        Daniel Vacek (CZE)                          

1995                Jacco Eltingh ( NET)                          

                        Paul Haarhuis (NET)                         

1994                Byron Black (ZIM)                            

                        Jonathan Stark (USA)                        

1993                Luke Jensen (USA)                           

                        Murphy Jensen (USA)                       

1992                Jakob Hlasek (SWI)                           

                        Marc Rosset (SWI)                            

1991                John Fitzgerald (AUS)                       

                        Anders Jarryd (SWE)                         

1990                Sergio Casal (SPA)                            

                        Emilio Sanchez (SPA)                       

1989                Jim Grabb (USA)                               

                        Patrick McEnroe (USA)                    

1988                Andres Gomez (ECU)                       

                        Emilio Sanchez (SPA)                       

1987                Anders Jarryd (SWE)                         

                        Robert Seguso (USA)                        

1986                John Fitzgerald (AUS)                       

                        Tomas Smid (CZE)                            

1985                Mark Edmondson (AUS)                  

                        Kim Warwick (AUS)                         

1984                Henri Leconte (FRA)                         

                        Yannick Noah (FRA)                        

1983                Anders Jarryd (SWE)                         

                        Hans Simonsson (SWE)                    

1982                Sherwood Stewart (USA)                  

                        Ferdi Taygan (USA)                          

1981                Heinz Gunthardt (SWI)                     

                        Balazs Taroczy (HUN)                      

1980                Victor Amaya (USA)                         

                        Hank Pfister (USA)                           

1979                Gene Mayer (USA)                           

                        Sandy Mayer (USA)                          

1978                Gene Mayer (USA)                           

                        Hank Pfister (USA)                           

1977                Brian Gottfried (USA)                      

                        Raul Ramirez (MEX)                        

1976                Fred McNair (USA)                           

                        Sherwood Stewart (USA)                  

1975                Brian Gottfried (USA)                      

                        Raul Ramirez (MEX)                        

1974                Dick Crealy (AUS)                            

                        Onny Parun (AUS)                            

1973                John Newcombe (AUS)                     

                        Tom Okker (NET)                             

1972                Bob Hewitt (SA)                                

                        Frew McMillan (SA)                         

1971                Arthur Ashe (USA)                           

                        Marty Riessen (USA)                        

1970                Ilie Nastase (ROM)                            

                        Ion Tiriac (ROM)                              

1969                John Newcombe (AUS)                     

                        Tony Roche (AUS)                            

1968                Ken Rosewall (AUS)                         

                        Fred Stolle (AUS)                              

Open Era Tennis Begins May 1968

1967                John Newcombe (AUS)                     

                        Tony Roche (AUS)                            

1966                Clark Graebner (USA)                       

                        Dennis Ralston (USA)                       

1965                Roy Emerson (AUS)                         

                        Fred Stolle (AUS) `                           

1964                Roy Emerson (AUS)                         

                        Ken Fletcher (AUS)                           

1963                Roy Emerson (AUS)                         

                        Manuel Santana (SPA)                      

1962                Roy Emerson (AUS)                         

                        Neale Fraser (AUS)                           

1961                Roy Emerson (AUS)                         

                        Rod Laver (AUS)                              

1960                Roy Emerson (AUS)                         

                        Neale Fraser (AUS)                           

1959                Orlando Sirola (ITA)                         

                        Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA)                    

1958                Ashley Cooper (AUS)                       

                        Neale Fraser (AUS)                           

1957                Malcolm Anderson (AUS)                

                        Ashley Cooper (AUS)                       

1956                Dom Candy (AUS)                            

                        Robert Perry (USA)                           

1955                Vic Seixas (USA)                              

                        Tony Trabert (USA)                          

1954                Vic Seixas (USA)                              

                        Tony Trabert (USA)                          

1953                Lew Hoad (AUS)                               

                        Ken Rosewall (AUS)                         

1952                Ken McGregor (AUS)                                   

                        Frank Sedgman (AUS)                      

1951                Ken McGregor (AUS)                                   

                        Frank Sedgman (AUS)                      

1950                William Talbert (USA)                      

                        Tony Trabert (USA)                          

1949                Pancho Gonzales (USA)                    

                        Frank Parker (USA)                           

1948                Lennart Bergelin (SWE)                    

                        Jaroslav Drobny (CZE)                      

1947                Eustace Fannin (SA)                          

                        Eric Sturgess (SA)                             

1946                Marcel Bernard (FRA)                      

                        Yvon Petra (FRA)                             

1945                No competition                                  


1944                No competition                                  


1943                No competition                                  


1942                No competition                                  


1941                No competition                                  


1940                No competition                                  


1939                Don McNeill (USA)                          

                        Charles Harris (USA)                        

1938                Bernard Destremau (FRA)                

                        Yvon Petra (FRA)                             

1937                Gottfried von Cramm (NAZ)            

                        Henner Henkel (NAZ)                       

1936                Jean Borotra (FRA)                           

                        Marcel Bernard (FRA)                      

1935                Jack Crawford (AUS)                        

                        Adrian Quist (AUS)                           

1934                Jean Borotra (FRA)                           

                        Jacques Brugnon (FRA)                    

1933                Pat Hughes (UK)                               

                        Fred Perry (UK)                                 

1932                Henri Cochet (FRA)                          

                        Jacques Brugnon (FRA)                    

1931                George Lott (USA)                            

                        John Van Ryn (USA)                        

1930                Henri Cochet (FRA)                          

                        Jacques Brugnon (FRA)                    

1929                Rene Lacoste (FRA)                          

                        Jean Borotra (FRA)                           

1928                Jean Borotra (FRA)                           

                        Jacques Brugnon (FRA)                    

1927                Henri Cochet (FRA)                          

                        Jacques Brugnon (FRA)                    

1926                Vincent Richards (USA)                   

                        Howard Kinsey (USA)                      

1925                Jean Borotra (FRA)                           

                        Rene Lacoste (FRA)                          


Most Grand Slam Men’s Doubles Titles (all-time)

Titles   Players

17        John Newcombe (AUS),

16        Roy Emerson (AUS), Todd Woodbridge (AUS), Bob Bryan (USA), Mike Bryan (USA),

14        Adrian Quist (AUS),

13        John Bromwich (AUS), Tony Roche (AUS),

12        Mark Woodforde (AUS),

11        Neale Fraser (AUS),

10        Fred Stolle (AUS), Jacques Brugnon (FRA), Laurence Doherty (UK), Reginald Doherty (UK),

9          Bob Hewitt (SA), Frank Sedgman (AUS), Jean Borotra (FRA), Ken Rosewall (AUS), John McEnroe (USA), Jonas Bjorkman (SWE),

8          Anders Jarryd (SWE), George Lott (USA), Lew Hoad (AUS), Daniel Nestor (CAN), Leander Paes (IND),

7          Ken McGregor (AUS), John Fitzgerald (AUS), Peter Fleming, (USA) Vincent Richards (USA),

6          Bill Tilden (USA), Fred Alexander (USA), Gerald Patterson (AUS), Holcombe Ward (USA), Jacco Eltingh (NET), Jack Crawford (AUS), Jack Kramer (USA), John Van Ryn (USA), Paul Haarhuis (NET), Richard Sears (USA), Rod Laver (AUS), Max Mirnyi (BEL),



AUS                Australia

AU                  Austria

BAH               Bahamas

BEL                Belarus

BE                   Belgium

BRA                Brazil

CAN               Canada

CRO                Croatia

CZE                Czech Republic

CZE                Czechoslovakia

DEN                Denmark

ECU                Ecuador

FIN                 Finland

FRA                France

GER                Germany

HUN               Hungary

IND                 India

ISR                  Israel

ITA                 Italy

JAP                 Japan

MEX               Mexico

NAZ                Nazi Germany

NET                The Netherlands

PER                 Peru

POL                Poland

ROM               Romania

RUS                Russia

SA                   South Africa

SER                 Serbia

SPA                 Spain

SWE                Sweden

SWI                 Switzerland

UK                  United Kingdom

URU               Uruguay

USA                United States of America

YUG               Yugoslavia

ZIM                 Zimbabwe



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