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Todd Woodbridge

Todd Woodbridge is a sporting legend, retired Australian tennis player, and current media personality

Todd Woodbridge is one of Australia’s most celebrated tennis legends. His remarkable talent and dedication have seen him being the recipient of some of the sports highest accolades, including 7 Wimbledon championships, and his 2000 French Open doubles win, alongside Mark Woodforde, which sealed off his achievement for the most titles won in professional tennis. Todd has also created a highly respected media and speaking career which has seen him travelling worldwide for engagements and making appearances on local television. He’s currently working as a personality of the Nine Network, as a broadcaster for Wide World of Sports, and the host of game show, Tipping Point Australia.

Todd’s dream of becoming a professional tennis player was apparent from the age of five. He has since achieved both of his lifelong goals to compete at Wimbledon, and playing Davis Cup for Australia. In singles, Todd made a semi-final appearance at Wimbledon in 1997, and received an incredible world ranking of 19. He also won the Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships in Adelaide, and a winning record in singles for Australia in Davis Cup play, over a ten year period.

However, Todd is best known for his success in doubles, partnered with Mark Woodforde. The Woodies, as they are affectionately known throughout the world, have become modern day legends in not only tennis, but also Australian sport in general. They were gold medallists at the Summer Olympics in 1996, and at the 2000 Olympic Games they defended this position, reaching the semi-finals and securing silver medals. ‘The Woodies’ currently hold the record for the most titles won in Professional Tennis. In doubles, Todd has won 16 Grand Slam men’s double titles, including 9 Wimbledon’s, 3 US Opens, 3 Australian Opens, and one French Open, as well as a further 6 Grand Slam titles for mixed doubles. In 1992, Todd became the World No. 1 in doubles ranking.

In the 1997 Australia Day honours, Todd was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to sport, and achievement at the Atlanta Olympic Games (1996).  When his partner, Mark Woodforde, announced his retirement from tennis Todd teamed up with Jonas Bjorkman, a team that went on to win the 2001 Australian Open, followed by his seventh win at Wimbledon in July 2002. In 2002, Todd was also inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport, and in 2014, alongside Woodforde, was presented the International Tennis Federation with its highest accolade, the Philippe Chartrier award, for his commitment to tennis.

Todd Woodbridge has become a highly sought-after speaker and presenter, due to his his abundance of knowledge and real-life stories to share of his career in tennis. He has been engaged by major corporations on countless occasions globally and enjoys his current TV work with providers such as History Channel, The Today Show, and Nine Network.

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