John Alexander (tennis player)

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John Alexander Tennis player
John Alexander
Nickname: YES
Nation: AustraliaAustralia Australia
Birthday: 4th July 1951
Size: 190 cm
Weight: 82 kg
Playing hand: Right
Prize money: $ 1,214,079
Career record: 509: 380
Career title: 7th
Highest ranking: 8 (December 15 1975)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 451: 301
Career title: 28
Highest ranking: 15 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam record
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

John Alexander (born July 4, 1951 in Sydney ) is a former Australian tennis player and politician.

Tennis career

Alexander's international career began at the age of 16. He came in 1968 at the French Open in the third round and at Wimbledon in the second round. He also won the junior title at Wimbledon in 1968 and made his Davis Cup debut for Australia against the USA .

In 1969 he reached the round of 16 in the main competition at Wimbledon and made his debut at the Australian Open and the US Open each with an entry into the second round.

In 1970 he won the junior title at the Australian Open and celebrated his first ATP tournament victory in Kitzbühel with Phil Dent at his side in doubles.

This began one of the most successful tennis double partnerships of the 1970s. Alexander and Dent together won 22 ATP tournaments and in 1975 the Australian Open and reached the finals of the French Open (1975) and Wimbledon (1977).

In the early 1980s he drew attention to himself in doubles with John Fitzgerald . They won the double title of the Australian Open in 1982 and the tournaments in Sydney in 1982 and Bristol in 1983.

Alexander was not as successful in singles as in doubles, but was able to win seven tournaments and make it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open twice .

Tournament victories

John Alexander 1970

Single (7)

Double (28)

Davis Cup

Between 1968 and 1982 Alexander played 26 singles and 15 doubles for the Australian team . He won 17 out of 26 and 10 out of 15 games.

Political career

As of 2010, Alexander was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the Liberal Party of Australia .

On November 11, 2017, he resigned in the course of a government crisis over banned dual citizenship of Australian MPs. Previously, he had checked whether he had British citizenship in addition to his Australian and British citizenship by parentage. Alexander's father, Gilbert, was British by birth and immigrated to Australia in 1911.

Web links

Commons : John Alexander  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Anna-Lena Roth: Government crisis in Australia: Oops, I'm New Zealander! In: Spiegel Online. August 22, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017 .
  2. Jane Norman: Liberal backbencher John Alexander resigns amid deepening citizenship crisis. In: November 11, 2017, accessed November 11, 2017 .
  3. ^ Liberal MP John Alexander checking possible dual citizenship. In: November 6, 2017, accessed November 11, 2017 .