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Bob Hewitt
Full name Robert Anthony John Hewitt
Country South Africa
Residence Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Date of birth January 12, 1940 (1940-01-12) (age 70)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Turned pro 1970
Retired 1983
Plays Right-handed
Career prize money $613,837
Int. Tennis HOF 1992 (member page)
Singles
Career record 243-170[1]
Career titles 3
Highest ranking 34 (December 15, 1975)[2]
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF (1960, 1962, 1963, )
French Open R16 (1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967)
Wimbledon QF (1962, 1964, 1966)
US Open QF (1967)
Doubles
Career record 481-124
Career titles 54
Highest ranking 4 (August 23, 1977)
Australian Open W (1963, 1964)
French Open W (1972)
Wimbledon W (1962, 1964, 1967, 1972, 1978)
US Open W (1977)
Major doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (1977)
Mixed Doubles
Career record
Career titles 6
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open W (1961)
French Open W (1970, 1979)
Wimbledon W (1977, 1979)
US Open W (1979)
Last updated on: September 19, 2009.

Robert "Bob" Anthony John Hewitt (born 12 January 1940 in Dubbo, New South Wales) was a professional male tennis player from Australia. After he married Dalaille, a young woman from Johannesburg, South Africa he became an official South African citizen[1].

Hewitt's most significant accomplishments were winning all of the Grand Slam doubles titles, both the Men's Doubles Grand Slam titles as well as the Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titles (U.S. Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, French Open) and being central to South Africa's only Davis Cup title in 1974. That victory was a little controversial though with India boycotting the final because the team on the orders of its government refused to play the final in South Africa due to its Apartheid policies which were affecting the ethnic Indian community of the country.

Hewitt had seven titles in singles, along with 65 in doubles. His career prize money amounted to more than a million dollars. In 1992 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Open-era doubles finals

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Wins (54)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1970 Washington D.C., U.S. Hard South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Ţiriac
7–5, 6–0
2. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Netherlands Tom Okker
Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
6–3, 7–5, 6–2
3. 1972 Bournemouth, England Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Ţiriac
7–5, 6–2
4. 1972 French Open, Paris Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
5. 1972 Bristol, England Grass South Africa Frew McMillan United States Clark Graebner
Australia Lew Hoad
6–3, 6–2
6. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass South Africa Frew McMillan United States Stan Smith
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–2, 9–7
7. 1972 Tanglewood, U.S. Other Rhodesia Andrew Pattison United States Jim McManus
United States Jim Osborne
6–4, 6–4
8. 1972 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay South Africa Frew McMillan United States Paul Gerken
Venezuela Humphrey Hose
7–6, 6–4
9. 1972 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–2, 6–3
10. 1972 Albany, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
Sweden Björn Borg
6–4, 6–2
11. 1974 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–3
12. 1974 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan France Pierre Barthès
Romania Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
13. 1974 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan France Pierre Barthès
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–2, 7–6
14. 1974 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Jim McManus
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–4, 7–6
15. 1974 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6–2, 6–7, 6–1, 6–2
16. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–4, 6–3
17. 1975 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Spain José Higueras
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–2, 6–2
18. 1975 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Italy Corrado Barazzutti
Italy Antonio Zugarelli
6–3, 6–4
19. 1975 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay South Africa Frew McMillan United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
20. 1975 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
21. 1976 Columbus WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 6–4
22. 1976 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ilie Năstase
United States Cliff Richey
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
23. 1976 Montreal, Canada Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–1
24. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 4–0 RET
25. 1976 Cologne, Germany Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
United States Mike Estep
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
26. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
27. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–1, 1–6, 6–3
28. 1977 Springfield, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–2
29. 1977 San Jose, U.S. Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tom Gorman
Australia Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3
30. 1977 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Marty Riessen
United States Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 7–6
31. 1977 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–0
32. 1977 La Costa, U.S. Hard South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
6–4, 6–2
33. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 6–4
34. 1977 Jackson, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Phil Dent
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–2, 7–6
35. 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay West Germany Karl Meiler Australia Phil Dent
Australia Kim Warwick
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
36. 1977 Montreal, Canada Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
37. 1977 U.S. Open, New York Clay South Africa Frew McMillan United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
38. 1977 Madrid, Spain Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Spain Antonio Muñoz
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1
39. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–4, 6–3
40. 1977 Cologne, Germany Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–5
41. 1978 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
6–4, 6–4
42. 1978 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
6–3, 7–5
43. 1978 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
44. 1978 Denver, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–2
45. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Geoff Masters
7–5, 7–6
46. 1978 London/Queen's Club, England Grass South Africa Frew McMillan United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 7–5
47. 1978 Wimbledon, London Grass South Africa Frew McMillan United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–1, 6–4, 6–2
48. 1978 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay United States Arthur Ashe United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–4
49. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay Switzerland Heinz Günthardt Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6–2, 6–2
50. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–4
51. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
52. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Mike Cahill
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
53. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan Zimbabwe Colin Dowdeswell
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
6–4, 6–3
54. 1980 Munich, Germany Clay Switzerland Heinz Günthardt Australia David Carter
New Zealand Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–1

Runner-ups (25)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1970 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 6–4
2. 1972 Hamburg, Germany Clay Romania Ion Ţiriac Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Romania Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–0, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
3. 1974 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–0, 6–2
4. 1974 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan South Africa Raymond Moore
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
5. 1974 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
6. 1975 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
7. 1975 Tehran, Iran Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–5, 6–7, 6–1, 6–4
8. 1976 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Rod Laver
United States Dennis Ralston
7–6, 7–6
9. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Dick Stockton
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–4
10. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Poland Wojtek Fibak
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
11. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay South Africa Frew McMillan United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–4
12. 1977 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Colin Dibley
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
6–7, 6–3, 6–3
13. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
14. 1977 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–4, 7–6
15. 1977 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Roscoe Tanner Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 7–6
16. 1977 Tehran, Iran Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
17. 1977 Barcelona, Spain Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–0, 6–4
18. 1978 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard South Africa Frew McMillan South Africa Raymond Moore
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
19. 1978 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Chile Jaime Fillol
Chile Alvaro Fillol
6–3, 7–6
20. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Kim Warwick Australia Mark Edmondson
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
21. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan Paraguay Victor Pecci
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
22. 1978 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–3, 6–2
23. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–3, 7–6
24. 1979 Toronto, Canada Hard Switzerland Heinz Günthardt United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
25. 1980 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–7, 6–4, 6–4

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