Bob Hewitt

Robert " Bob" Anthony John Hewitt (born 12 January 1940 in Dubbo, New South Wales ) is a former Australian and South African tennis player and the winner of a total of fifteen Grand Slam titles.


Bob Hewitt was born in Australia. After his marriage to Dalaille, a woman from Johannesburg, he took part in the South African citizenship. He won in his career, both in tennis doubles and mixed doubles at all four Grand Slam tournaments, though not in the same year. 1974 Hewitt wore a large part of South Africa's only victory in the Davis Cup at. However, the final opponent India boycotted the final result of the policy of apartheid in South Africa.

Hewitt won the double twice, the Australian Open, the French Open once and the U.S. Open and at Wimbledon five times. In the mixed doubles it each celebrated a success in Melbourne and New York, each won two titles in Paris and Wimbledon. There are a further seven singles and 65 doubles titles on the ATP Tour. The most he won with his longtime doubles partner and compatriot Frew McMillan. For these achievements took place in 1992 his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. From this he was cleared after investigations into child abuse on 16 November, 2012.