Todd Woodbridge

Todd Woodbridge

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Todd Andrew Woodbridge (born 2 April 1971) is an Australian former tennis player. He was born in Sydney and turned professional in 1988. He is best known for his successful Doubles partnerships with Mark Woodforde and later Jonas Björkman. He is among the most successful doubles players of all time, having won 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles (nine Wimbledons, three US Opens, three Australian Opens and one French Open), and a further six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (three US Opens, one Wimbledon, one French Open, one Australian Open}. Additionally, he was a gold medalist with Woodforde at the 1996 Summer Olympics to complete a career Golden Slam. In total he has won a record 83 ATP doubles titles.

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He is best known as one of the top doubles players in the world for most of the 1990s and into the early 2000s. His primary doubles partnerships were first with fellow Australian Mark Woodforde and later with Swede Jonas Björkman. Woodbridge and Woodforde are often referred to as "The Woodies" in the tennis world.Woodbridge also had a career high singles ranking of 19 after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1997, beating Patrick Rafter before losing to Pete Sampras. He did however have the distinction of being one of the few players to beat Sampras at Wimbledon, knocking him out in the first round in 1989.

Woodbridge's love of tennis was brought out by his family friend Beryl Taylor. As he progressed, he was coached by others, including Ray Ruffels...
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