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Men's Tennis : 5 oldest Australian Open Champions

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#4 Norman Brookes

Norman Brookes Challenge Cup awarded to the Men
Norman Brookes Challenge Cup awarded to the Men's Singles Champion

The man in whose honour the Australian Open Men's Singles trophy is named was an accomplished Australian tennis player in the pre World War I era. A 5-time winner of the Davis Cup with Australia, Norman Brookes won the Australian Open in 1911 at the age of 34 years, 11 days. He was also the first Australian to win the Wimbledon Championships in 1907. He also holds the record for being the oldest Doubles Champion at the Australian Open - a feat achieved in 1924 at the age of 47.

#3 Horace Rice

Australian Horace Rice won the 1907 Australian Open at the age of 34 years,353 days. He was runner-up in 1910, 1911 and 1915. In the 1915 Australian Open, he became the oldest ever-player male player to compete in any Grand Slam final - a record he holds to this date. He was 42 years at the time. He won the Australian Open Doubles title that year. His last Grand Slam title came in the Mixed Doubles' Category in 1923 at the age of 50 years and 347 days making him the oldest male winner of a Grand Slam across all categories.

Published 04 Nov 2018, 17:25 IST
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