Popular Tennis Player Tony Roche

Tony Roche

Tony Roche is a popular tennis player from Australia. He won 12 grand slam doubles in addition to a singles grand slam title.
Roche played under the supervision of legendary tennis coach Harry Hopman. Harry had already trained tennis legends like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewell. It helped Roche to improve his game.
Roche, the popular left-handed, won only one singles grand slam in life. It came in 1966 French Open. However, he has been in the final for five other times but lost every time. His doubles partner was John Newcombe. They won 12 titles together.
Roche signed with World Championship Tennis in 1968 and became a part of Handsome Eight. It also included other popular players of the time such as Nikola Pilic, Roger Taylor, and Cliff Drysdale.
Roche had plenty of special moments in his career but none like the 1977 Davis Cup when he was called to represent his country despite being ignored for 10 years. He beat Adriano Panatta to win the Davis Cup for his country.
He had knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries during last few years of his career, eventually resulting in his retirement from the professional game. Roche now works as a coach and has already given the tennis world players like Roger Federer, Jelena Dokic, and Lleyton Hewitt.

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