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Mark Woodforde (born 23 September 1965) was a professional tennis player from Australia. He is most famously remembered as one half of "The Woodies", a doubles partnership with Todd Woodbridge. Subject: The Olympic Rings. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... The Woodies was the name given to the most successful mens tennis doubles team in history. ... Todd Woodbridge (born April 2, 1971, Sydney, Australia) is a professional tennis player from Australia. ...


Woodforde was born in Adelaide, and joined the men's professional tennis ATP Tour in 1984. Woodforde won four singles titles, including his hometown Adelaide tournament twice. Woodforde won twelve Grand Slam doubles titles in his career - one French Open, two Australian Opens, three U.S. Opens, and a record six Wimbledons. Eleven of these victories came as a member of the Woodies, and he won the 1989 U.S. Open doubles with John McEnroe. Adelaide is the capital city of the Australian state of South Australia. ... The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in 1972 to protect the interests of male professional Tennis players. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. ...


He enjoyed the greatest success of his career when playing doubles with Woodbridge, combining his left-hand baseline play with Woodbridge's swift volleying reflexes at the net. They were the ATP Doubles Team of the Year four times, and all together the Woodies won 61 ATP doubles tournaments (Woodforde won 67 in his career). This is a list of all the awards given by the ATP Tour to players (and others) of particular distinction during a given season. ...


Woodforde's other career highlights included a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He also won five Grand Slam mixed doubles titles - one French Open, two Australian Opens, one U.S. Open, and one Wimbledon. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the United States won 3 of the 4 gold medals offered. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics: // Mens Singles Mens Doubles Womens Singles Womens Singles Semifinals Womens Singles Bronze Medal match Womens Singles Final Quaterfinals Jelena Dokic (AUS) - Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 Elena Dementieva (RUS... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ...


Woodforde played for Australia in three Davis Cup finals, including teaming with Woodbridge to clinch the 1999 win over France in Paris to give Australia its first Davis Cup victory in 13 years. Davis Cup logo The Davis Cup is the international team event in mens tennis. ...


Mark Woodforde retired from professional tennis in 2000 after a Davis Cup final loss to Spain, and was appointed the coach of Australia's Fed Cup team in 2003. The Fed Cup (until 1995 Federation Cup) is the most important tennis tournament for female national teams, very similar to the mens Davis Cup. ...


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Mark Woodforde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (310 words)
Mark Woodforde (born September 23, 1965) is a retired professional tennis player from Australia.
Woodforde was born in Adelaide, and joined the men's professional tennis ATP Tour in 1984.
Mark Woodforde retired from professional tennis in 2000 after a Davis Cup final loss to Spain, and was appointed the coach of Australia's Fed Cup team in 2003.
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