John Fitzgerald


John Fitzgerald

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John Fitzgerald is a true Australian sporting icon. As a player, his greatest career highlights came during the 11 years he represented Australia in the Davis Cup. During this time he put his stamp on Australian tennis and proved himself to be an integral part of the team, playing in 3 finals and playing a major role in defeating Sweden in both the 1983 and 1986 finals at Kooyong.

John took the honours on a number of occasions and his career has been filled with many fist pumping triumphs. He held the Number 1 ranking in Australia, represented his country in 2 Olympic Games (Seoul and Barcelona), won 6 ATP TOUR singles titles, won 30 ATP TOUR doubles titles (which included 7 GRAND SLAM titles) and received the Order of Australia Medal in 1993 for services to tennis.

The year 2000 saw John ed by Tennis Australia to become Australia's Davis Cup captain 2001, which was a huge honour. He became only the fourth Australian captain in the past 60 years. In a nutshell, John Fitzgerald is an Australian favourite. His experience on and off the tennis court has given him a reputable name and his media commitments have allowed him to enhance what has already been a magnificent career.

Since his retirement, John has ed the Seven Network providing expert commentary on the Australian Open and is also a well sought after Keynote Speaker and MC, adding that special touch to any function.


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