John Fitzgerald (tennis)

John Basil Fitzgerald OAM ( born December 28, 1960 in Cummins ) is a former Australian tennis player.


Fitzgerald grew up on a farm in Cockaleechie in South Australia. Only at the age of 15, he participated in national championships. He won a total of six individual titles on the ATP World Tour, where he celebrated his greater success in doubles and in mixed doubles. His most frequent doubles partner was Anders Järryd, with whom he won four of his seven Grand Slam titles in doubles.

Fitzgerald played between 1982 and 1992 19 single and 14 double appearances for the Australian Davis Cup team. With the team he scored two victories. 1983 Australia beat Sweden 3-2, Fitzgerald won his singles match against Joakim Nyström this subject and Mats Wilander. 1986 hot the opponent again Sweden, Australia again won 3-2. This time Fitzgerald came only in the doubles at the side of Mark Edmondson he defeated Stefan Edberg and Anders Järryd. In 1990 he was again in a Davis Cup final for use in the 2:3 defeat against the United States, he was defeated at the side of Pat Cash vs. Rick Leach and Jim Pugh. At the Olympic Summer Games in 1988 and Summer Olympics 1992, he went to Australia for. In Seoul in 1988, he started in singles and in doubles. He was defeated in the first round of the Canadian Grant Connell, along with Darren Cahill, he reached the second round, where they were the New Zealanders Kelly Evernden and Bruce Derlin inferior. In 1992, he stepped to the side of Todd Woodbridge, but they failed in the second round by the Indians Ramesh Krishnan and Leander Paes.

Tournament Win

Single (6 )

Double (30 )

Mixed ( 2)