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Frew McMillan
File:Frew McMillan 1965.jpg
Full name Frew Donald McMillan
Country 23x15px South Africa
Residence Bristol, England
Born (1942-05-20) 20 May 1942 (age 73)
Springs, South Africa
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Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1961)</td></tr>
Retired 1983</td></tr>
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)</td></tr>
Prize money $609,072[1]</td></tr>
Int. Tennis HoF 1992 (member page)</td></tr>
Singles
Career record 142–213 (Open era)[2]</td></tr>
Career titles 2</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 39 (6 March 1974)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1971)</td></tr>
French Open 3R (1967, 1971, 1972)</td></tr>
Wimbledon 3R (1970, 1978)</td></tr>
US Open QF (1972)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 552–207</td></tr>
Career titles 63</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 1 (23 August 1977)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1971)</td></tr>
French Open W (1972)</td></tr>
Wimbledon W (1967, 1972, 1978)</td></tr>
US Open W (1977)</td></tr>
Other doubles tournaments</td></tr>
Tour Finals W (1977)</td></tr>
Mixed doubles
Career titles 5</td></tr>
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1966)</td></tr>
Wimbledon W (1978, 1981)</td></tr>
US Open W (1977, 1978)</td></tr>
Team competitions
Davis Cup

W (1974)</td></tr></table> Frew Donald McMillan (born 20 May 1942 in Springs, South Africa) is a former professional male tennis player from South Africa.

He won five major doubles championships including three Wimbledons with Bob Hewitt. Altogether, he won 63 doubles titles, surpassed only by Todd Woodbridge, John McEnroe and Tom Okker. He was also ranked No.1 in Doubles on the ATP Computer for a significant period from 1977 to 1979 when he was aged 37.

McMillan had a less distinguished singles career which is not well recorded although he did have some good results over the years, many of which occurred in South Africa. He played in 38 Grand Slam singles events with a 28 to 38 win loss record. First playing in 1961 at Wimbledon and his last being at the first U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows in 1978. His best results in both came at the U.S. Open reaching the quarter finals in 1972 and the last 16 in 1976. Arguably his greatest result was reaching the final of the 1970 South African Open held at Ellis Park. He beat a raging Pancho Gonzales in the semifinal before losing to world no.1 Rod Laver in four sets in the final.[3] [4] At the time the South African Open with Italian and German Opens were rated the top three tournaments beneath the Grand Slams. As late as 1979 McMillan reached the Quarter Finals of the Fischer Open in Vienna.

McMillan continued to play the tour for many years in doubles he played his last Wimbledon with Bob Hewitt in 1979 reaching the Semi Finals and they made a last appearance together in the main draw at Flushing Meadows in 1980 reaching the Quarter Finals with a nostalgic victory over fellow veteran Americans Clark Graebner and Charlie Pasarell. McMillan won his last tour title at the 1982 South African Open with Brian Gottfried.

McMillan played for many years on the seniors tours and was Runner Up at the inaugural Wimbledon over 35's to John Newcombe in 1982 after good wins over Tony Roche, Mark Cox and Ismail El Shafei. In 1988 he and Hewitt gave away 20 years between them to beat the Gullikson twins Tim and Tom in the 35's doubles final at Wimbledon.

The most notable aspect of his game was that he had both a two-handed backhand and forehand, which simultaneously increased his power while restricting his mobility. In the 1967 Wimbledon, the pair did not lose a set, and McMillan did not once lose a service game.

McMillan was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1992. He works as a tennis commentator for Eurosport and on BBC Radio 5 during Wimbledon.

Grand Prix Championship Series singles finals

Runner-up (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1970 Johannesburg 23x15px Rod Laver 6–4, 2–6, 1–6, 2–6

Singles titles (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1 1974 Munich WCT Carpet 23x15px Nikola Pilić 5–7, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2 1976 Nuremberg Carpet 23x15px Thomaz Koch 2–6, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles titles (63)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1970 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Ilie Năstase
23x15px Ion Ţiriac
7–5, 6–0
2. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Tom Okker
23x15px Nikola Pilić
6–3, 7–5, 6–2
3. 1972 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Ilie Năstase
23x15px Ion Ţiriac
7–5, 6–2
4. 1972 French Open, Paris Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Patricio Cornejo
23x15px Jaime Fillol
6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
5. 1972 Bristol, United Kingdom Grass 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Clark Graebner
23x15px Lew Hoad
6–3, 6–2
6. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Stan Smith
23x15px Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–2, 9–7
7. 1972 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Paul Gerken
23x15px Humphrey Hose
7–6, 6–4
8. 1972 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Patricio Cornejo
23x15px Jaime Fillol
6–2, 6–3
9. 1972 Albany, New York, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Ove Nils Bengtson
23x15px Björn Borg
6–4, 6–2
10. 1973 Jackson, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Zan Guerry 23x15px Jaime Pinto-Bravo
23x15px Tito Vasquez
6–2, 6–4
11. 1973 Tanglewood, U.S. Other 23x15px Bob Carmichael 23x15px Ismail El Shafei
23x15px Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–4
12. 1973 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay 23x15px Bob Carmichael 23x15px Manuel Orantes
23x15px Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 6–4
13. 1973 Quebec City, Canada Other 23x15px Bob Carmichael 23x15px Jimmy Connors
23x15px Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6
14. 1974 Salisbury, Maryland, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Jimmy Connors 23x15px Byron Bertram
23x15px Andrew Pattison
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
15. 1974 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Tom Okker
23x15px Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–3
16. 1974 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Pierre Barthès
23x15px Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
17. 1974 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Pierre Barthès
23x15px Ilie Năstase
6–2, 7–6
18. 1974 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Jim McManus
23x15px Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–4, 7–6
19. 1974 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Owen Davidson
23x15px John Newcombe
6–2, 6–7, 6–1, 6–2
20. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Tom Okker
23x15px Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–4, 6–3
21. 1975 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px José Higueras
23x15px Balázs Taróczy
6–2, 6–2
22. 1975 Munich, Germany Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Corrado Barazzutti
23x15px Antonio Zugarelli
6–3, 6–4
23. 1975 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
24. 1975 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Charlie Pasarell
23x15px Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
25. 1976 Columbus WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Tom Okker
7–6, 6–4
26. 1976 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Ilie Năstase
23x15px Cliff Richey
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
27. 1976 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet 23x15px Jaime Fillol 23x15px Alex Metreveli
23x15px Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
28. 1976 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet 23x15px Rod Laver 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Tom Okker
6–1, 6–7, 7–6
29. 1976 Basel, Switzerland Carpet 23x15px Tom Okker 23x15px Jiří Hřebec
23x15px Jan Kodeš
6–4, 7–6, 6–4
30. 1976 Nuremberg, Germany Carpet 23x15px Karl Meiler 23x15px Colin Dowdeswell
23x15px Peter Kronk
7–6, 6–4
31. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 4–0 retired
32. 1976 Cologne, Germany Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Colin Dowdeswell
23x15px Mike Estep
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
33. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Tom Okker
23x15px Marty Riessen
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
34. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Tom Okker
6–1, 1–6, 6–3
35. 1977 Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Ion Ţiriac
23x15px Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–2
36. 1977 San Jose, California, U.S. Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Tom Gorman
23x15px Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3
37. 1977 Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Marty Riessen
23x15px Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 7–6
38. 1977 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Charlie Pasarell
23x15px Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–0
39. 1977 La Costa, California, U.S. Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Ray Ruffels
23x15px Allan Stone
6–4, 6–2
40. 1977 Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Robert Lutz
23x15px Stan Smith
6–3, 6–4
41. 1977 Jackson, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Phil Dent
23x15px Ken Rosewall
6–2, 7–6
42. 1977 US Open, New York City Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
43. 1977 Los Angeles Hard 23x15px Sandy Mayer 23x15px Tom Leonard
23x15px Mike Machette
6–2, 6–3
44. 1977 Madrid, Spain Clay 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Antonio Muñoz
23x15px Manuel Orantes
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1
45. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Jan Kodeš
6–4, 6–3
46. 1977 Cologne, Germany Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Fred McNair
23x15px Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–5
47. 1977 Wembley, United Kingdom Hard (i) 23x15px Sandy Mayer 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
48. 1978 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Fred McNair 23x15px Roger Taylor
23x15px Antonio Zugarelli
6–3, 7–5
49. 1978 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis
23x15px Sandy Mayer
6–4, 6–4
50. 1978 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis
23x15px Sandy Mayer
6–3, 7–5
51. 1978 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
52. 1978 Denver, Colorado, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Fred McNair
23x15px Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–2
53. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Colin Dibley
23x15px Geoff Masters
7–5, 7–6
54. 1978 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Fred McNair
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 7–5
55. 1978 Wimbledon, London Grass 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
6–1, 6–4, 6–2
56. 1979 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay 23x16px Colin Dowdeswell 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Pavel Složil
6–4, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
57. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–4
58. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
59. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Mike Cahill
23x15px Buster Mottram
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
60. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x16px Colin Dowdeswell
23x16px Heinz Günthardt
6–4, 6–3
61. 1980 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay 23x16px Colin Dowdeswell 23x15px Chris Lewis
23x15px John Yuill
6–3, 6–4
62. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet 23x15px Sandy Mayer 23x15px Kevin Curren
23x15px Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
63. 1982 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Brian Gottfried Template:Country data ISR Shlomo Glickstein
23x15px Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam Doubles (10 wins, 6 losses)

Men's Doubles (5 wins)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1967 Wimbledon 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Roy Emerson
23x15px Ken Fletcher
6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1972 French Open 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Patricio Cornejo
23x15px Jaime Fillol
6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 1972 Wimbledon (2) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Stan Smith
23x15px Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–2, 9–7
Winner 1977 US Open 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
Winner 1978 Wimbledon (3) 23x15px Bob Hewitt 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
6–1, 6–4, 6–2

Mixed Doubles (5 wins, 6 losses)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1966 French Championships 23x15px Annette Van Zyl 23x15px Ann Haydon Jones
23x15px Clark Graebner
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-Up 1970 US Open 23x15px Judy Tegart Dalton 23x15px Margaret Court
23x15px Marty Riessen
4–6, 4–6
Runner-Up 1976 US Open (2) 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Phil Dent
6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-Up 1977 Wimbledon 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Greer Stevens
23x15px Bob Hewitt
6–3, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1977 US Open 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1978 Wimbledon 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Ray Ruffels
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1978 US Open (2) 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Ray Ruffels
6–3, 7–6
Runner-Up 1979 Wimbledon (2) 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Greer Stevens
23x15px Bob Hewitt
5–7, 6–7(7)
Runner-Up 1979 US Open (3) 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Greer Stevens
23x15px Bob Hewitt
3–6, 5–7
Runner-Up 1980 US Open (4) 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Wendy Turnbull
23x15px Marty Riessen
5–7, 2–6
Winner 1981 Wimbledon (2) 23x15px Betty Stöve 23x15px Tracy Austin
23x15px John Austin
4–6, 7–6(2), 6–3

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