Australian sports broadcasters

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 53. Chapters: Richie Benaud, Ian Chappell, Todd Woodbridge, Mark Woodforde, John Alexander, Ian Healy, Pat Cash, Peter Sterling, Fred Stolle, Dennis Cometti, Paul Vautin, Geoff Leek, John Newcombe, Vic Richardson, Frank Hyde, Allan Stone, James Brayshaw, Andrew Orsatti, Mark Beretta, Les Murray, Mick Cronin, Clinton Grybas, George Donikian, Geoff Masters, John Casey, Doug Bigelow, Mark Colvin, Stephanie Brantz, Tim Lane, Bill Woods, Chris Dittmar, Gerard Whateley, Craig Hutchison, Darren Cahill, Greg Rust, Michael Schiavello, Tim Webster, Ryan Phelan, Kelli Underwood, Bert Bryant, Leigh Diffey, Roger Rasheed, Wally Foreman, Wally Masur, Charlie King, Gerry Collins, Glenn Mitchell, Gordon Bray, Christian Jantzen, Jim Maxwell, Mike Tomalaris, John Tapp, Bill Collins, Dan Lonergan, Norman May, Damien Lovelock, Ian Brayshaw, Howard Leigh, Peter Landy, Leith Mulligan, Karen Tighe, Robert Grasso, Tiffany Cherry, Drew Morphett, Christi Malthouse, Ken Sutcliffe, Darrell Eastlake, David Basheer, Michael McLean, John Bartlett, Quentin Hull, Clarke Hansen, Simone Thurtell, Neil Evans, Murray Olds, Elizabeth Jackson, Eleanor Hall. Excerpt: Todd Andrew Woodbridge (born 2 April 1971) is an Australian tennis player. He was born in Sydney and turned professional in 1988. He is best known as one of the top doubles players in the world for most of the 1990s and into the early 2000s. His primary doubles partnerships were first with fellow Australian Mark Woodforde and later with Swede Jonas Björkman. Woodbridge and Woodforde are often referred to as "The Woodies" in the tennis world. Woodbridge also had a career high singles ranking of 19 after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1997, beating Patrick Rafter before losing to Pete Sampras. He did however have the distinction of being one of the few players to beat Sampras at Wimbledon, knocking him out in the first round in 1989. Woodbridge's love of tennis was brought out by his family friend Beryl Taylor. As he progressed, he was coached by others, including Ray Ruffels and Desmond Tyson. Woodbridge was known for his "flatbat" style of tennis, where he would attempt to compensate for his lack of power by flattening the trajectory of the tennis ball over the net. The Woodies won a record 61 ATP doubles titles as a team, including 11 Grand Slam events. After Woodforde retired from the tour in 2000, Woodbridge established a partnership with Björkman that resulted in five Grand Slam titles in four years. At the end of 2004, Björkman ended his partnership with Woodbridge. According to an interview Woodbridge granted to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Björkman wanted him to play more weeks on the tour, but Woodbridge wanted to limit his time away from his family as much as possible. Woodbridge then took on India's Mahesh Bhupathi as his new partner, who had just been dumped by Belarusian Max Mirnyi. Coincidently, Björkman and Mirnyi ended up partnering together. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Woodbridge partnered with Woodforde to reach the final. In the fourth set tie-breaker against Canadians Sébastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor, Woodbridge served a do

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Titel
Australian sports broadcasters
Untertitel
Richie Benaud, Ian Chappell, Todd Woodbridge, Mark Woodforde, John Alexander, Ian Healy, Pat Cash, Peter Sterling, Fred Stolle, Dennis Cometti, Paul Vautin, Geoff Leek, John Newcombe, Vic Richardson, Frank Hyde, Allan Stone
Editor
EAN
9781156112854
ISBN
1156112850
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
56
Gewicht
118g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T3mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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