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Frew McMillan : biography

20 May 1942 -

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 John McEnroe and Tom Okker.

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.

Singles titles (2)

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

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 RSA|1928}} Bob Hewitt AUS}} Roy Emerson Ken Fletcher 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1972 French Open RSA|1928}} Bob Hewitt CHI}} Patricio Cornejo Jaime Fillol 6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 1972 Wimbledon (2) RSA|1928}} Bob Hewitt USA}} Stan Smith Erik Van Dillen 6–2, 6–2, 9–7
Winner 1977 US Open RSA|1928}} Bob Hewitt USA}} Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 6–0
Winner 1978 Wimbledon (3) RSA|1928}} Bob Hewitt USA}} Peter Fleming 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 RSA|1928}} Annette Van Zyl GBR}} Ann Haydon Jones Clark Graebner 1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-Up 1970 US Open AUS}} Judy Tegart Dalton AUS}} Margaret Court Marty Riessen 4–6, 4–6
Runner-Up 1976 US Open (2) NED}} Betty Stöve USA}} Billie Jean King Phil Dent 6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-Up 1977 Wimbledon NED}} Betty Stöve RSA|1928}} Greer Stevens Bob Hewitt 6–3, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1977 US Open NED}} Betty Stöve USA}} Billie Jean King Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1978 Wimbledon NED}} Betty Stöve USA}} Billie Jean King Ray Ruffels 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1978 US Open (2) NED}} Betty Stöve USA}} Billie Jean King Ray Ruffels 6–3, 7–6
Runner-Up 1979 Wimbledon (2) NED}} Betty Stöve RSA|1928}} Greer Stevens Bob Hewitt 5–7, 6–7(7)
Runner-Up 1979 US Open (3) NED}} Betty Stöve RSA|1928}} Greer Stevens Bob Hewitt 3–6, 5–7
Runner-Up 1980 US Open (4) NED}} Betty Stöve AUS}} Wendy Turnbull Marty Riessen 5–7, 2–6
Winner 1981 Wimbledon (2) NED}} Betty Stöve USA}} Tracy Austin John Austin 4–6, 7–6(2), 6–3
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