Frew McMillan

Frew McMillan

Frew McMillan
Full name Frew Donald McMillan
Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence Bristol, England
Born (1942-05-20) 20 May 1942
Springs, South Africa
Height 6 ft (1.8 m)
Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1961)
Retired 1983
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money $609,072[1]
Int. Tennis HoF 1992 (member page)
Singles
Career record 142–213 (Open era)[2]
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 39 (6 March 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1971)
French Open 3R (1967, 1971, 1972)
Wimbledon 3R (1970, 1978)
US Open QF (1972)
Doubles
Career record 552–207
Career titles 63
Highest ranking No. 1 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1971)
French Open W (1972)
Wimbledon W (1967, 1972, 1978)
US Open W (1977)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (1977)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 5
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1966)
Wimbledon W (1978, 1981)
US Open W (1977, 1978)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1974)

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.

Contents

  • Grand Prix Championship Series singles finals 1
    • Runner-up (1) 1.1
  • Singles titles (2) 2
  • Doubles titles (63) 3
  • Grand Slam Doubles (10 wins, 6 losses) 4
    • Men's Doubles (5 wins) 4.1
    • Mixed Doubles (5 wins, 6 losses) 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Grand Prix Championship Series singles finals

Runner-up (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1970 Johannesburg 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 Nikola Pilić 5–7, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2 1976 Nuremberg Carpet 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 Bob Hewitt Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
7–5, 6–0
2. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay Bob Hewitt Tom Okker
Nikola Pilić
6–3, 7–5, 6–2
3. 1972 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Bob Hewitt Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
7–5, 6–2
4. 1972 French Open, Paris Clay Bob Hewitt Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
5. 1972 Bristol, United Kingdom Grass Bob Hewitt Clark Graebner
Lew Hoad
6–3, 6–2
6. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass Bob Hewitt Stan Smith
Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–2, 9–7
7. 1972 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Clay Bob Hewitt Paul Gerken
Humphrey Hose
7–6, 6–4
8. 1972 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay Bob Hewitt Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
6–2, 6–3
9. 1972 Albany, New York, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Ove Nils Bengtson
Björn Borg
6–4, 6–2
10. 1973 Jackson, U.S. Hard (i) Zan Guerry Jaime Pinto-Bravo
Tito Vasquez
6–2, 6–4
11. 1973 Tanglewood, U.S. Other Bob Carmichael Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–4
12. 1973 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay Bob Carmichael Manuel Orantes
Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 6–4
13. 1973 Quebec City, Canada Other Bob Carmichael Jimmy Connors
Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6
14. 1974 Salisbury, Maryland, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors Byron Bertram
Andrew Pattison
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
15. 1974 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Tom Okker
Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–3
16. 1974 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Bob Hewitt Pierre Barthès
Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
17. 1974 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet Bob Hewitt Pierre Barthès
Ilie Năstase
6–2, 7–6
18. 1974 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Bob Hewitt Jim McManus
Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–4, 7–6
19. 1974 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet Bob Hewitt Owen Davidson
John Newcombe
6–2, 6–7, 6–1, 6–2
20. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Bob Hewitt Tom Okker
Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–4, 6–3
21. 1975 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet Bob Hewitt José Higueras
Balázs Taróczy
6–2, 6–2
22. 1975 Munich, Germany Carpet Bob Hewitt Corrado Barazzutti
Antonio Zugarelli
6–3, 6–4
23. 1975 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Bob Hewitt Arthur Ashe
Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
24. 1975 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Bob Hewitt Charlie Pasarell
Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
25. 1976 Columbus WCT, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Arthur Ashe
Tom Okker
7–6, 6–4
26. 1976 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Ilie Năstase
Cliff Richey
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
27. 1976 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet Jaime Fillol Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
28. 1976 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet Rod Laver Arthur Ashe
Tom Okker
6–1, 6–7, 7–6
29. 1976 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Tom Okker Jiří Hřebec
Jan Kodeš
6–4, 7–6, 6–4
30. 1976 Nuremberg, Germany Carpet Karl Meiler Colin Dowdeswell
Peter Kronk
7–6, 6–4
31. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Bob Hewitt Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 4–0 retired
32. 1976 Cologne, Germany Carpet Bob Hewitt Colin Dowdeswell
Mike Estep
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
33. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Bob Hewitt Tom Okker
Marty Riessen
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
34. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
6–1, 1–6, 6–3
35. 1977 Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Ion Ţiriac
Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–2
36. 1977 San Jose, California, U.S. Hard Bob Hewitt Tom Gorman
Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3
37. 1977 Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard Bob Hewitt Marty Riessen
Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 7–6
38. 1977 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Bob Hewitt Charlie Pasarell
Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–0
39. 1977 La Costa, California, U.S. Hard Bob Hewitt Ray Ruffels
Allan Stone
6–4, 6–2
40. 1977 Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles Carpet Bob Hewitt Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
6–3, 6–4
41. 1977 Jackson, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Phil Dent
Ken Rosewall
6–2, 7–6
42. 1977 US Open, New York City Clay Bob Hewitt Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
43. 1977 Los Angeles Hard Sandy Mayer Tom Leonard
Mike Machette
6–2, 6–3
44. 1977 Madrid, Spain Clay Bob Hewitt Antonio Muñoz
Manuel Orantes
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1
45. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Bob Hewitt Wojtek Fibak
Jan Kodeš
6–4, 6–3
46. 1977 Cologne, Germany Carpet Bob Hewitt Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–5
47. 1977 Wembley, United Kingdom Hard (i) Sandy Mayer Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
48. 1978 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet Fred McNair Roger Taylor
Antonio Zugarelli
6–3, 7–5
49. 1978 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Vitas Gerulaitis
Sandy Mayer
6–4, 6–4
50. 1978 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Vitas Gerulaitis
Sandy Mayer
6–3, 7–5
51. 1978 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
52. 1978 Denver, Colorado, U.S. Carpet Bob Hewitt Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–2
53. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Bob Hewitt Colin Dibley
Geoff Masters
7–5, 7–6
54. 1978 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass Bob Hewitt Fred McNair
Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 7–5
55. 1978 Wimbledon, London Grass Bob Hewitt Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–1, 6–4, 6–2
56. 1979 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Colin Dowdeswell Wojtek Fibak
Pavel Složil
6–4, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
57. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Bob Hewitt Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–4
58. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Bob Hewitt Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
59. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Bob Hewitt Mike Cahill
Buster Mottram
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
60. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Bob Hewitt Colin Dowdeswell
Heinz Günthardt
6–4, 6–3
61. 1980 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Colin Dowdeswell Chris Lewis
John Yuill
6–3, 6–4
62. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Sandy Mayer Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
63. 1982 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Brian Gottfried Shlomo Glickstein
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 Bob Hewitt Roy Emerson
Ken Fletcher
6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1972 French Open Bob Hewitt Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 1972 Wimbledon (2) Bob Hewitt Stan Smith
Erik Van Dillen
6–2, 6–2, 9–7
Winner 1977 US Open Bob Hewitt Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
Winner 1978 Wimbledon (3) Bob Hewitt 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 Annette Van Zyl Ann Haydon Jones
Clark Graebner
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-Up 1970 US Open Judy Tegart Dalton Margaret Court
Marty Riessen
4–6, 4–6
Runner-Up 1976 US Open (2) Betty Stöve Billie Jean King
Phil Dent
6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-Up 1977 Wimbledon Betty Stöve Greer Stevens
Bob Hewitt
6–3, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1977 US Open Betty Stöve Billie Jean King
Vitas Gerulaitis
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1978 Wimbledon Betty Stöve Billie Jean King
Ray Ruffels
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1978 US Open (2) Betty Stöve Billie Jean King
Ray Ruffels
6–3, 7–6
Runner-Up 1979 Wimbledon (2) Betty Stöve Greer Stevens
Bob Hewitt
5–7, 6–7(7)
Runner-Up 1979 US Open (3) Betty Stöve Greer Stevens
Bob Hewitt
3–6, 5–7
Runner-Up 1980 US Open (4) Betty Stöve Wendy Turnbull
Marty Riessen
5–7, 2–6
Winner 1981 Wimbledon (2) Betty Stöve Tracy Austin
John Austin
4–6, 7–6(2), 6–3

References

  1. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Mc/F/Frew-D-Mcmillan.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10002356
  3. ^ "Laver Routs Foe, Wins Tennis Title". The Morning Record. Apr 4, 1970. 
  4. ^ "Laver Captures So. Africa Title". The New York Times. Apr 4, 1970. 

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