Born on April 2, 1971, Todd Woodbridge forms one half of the doubles team more popularly known as the Woodies. Woodbridge is an Aussie tennis player who turned professional in 1988. He is perhaps best known for his flatbat tennis style, which he uses to compensate for the lack of power in his serves.

Woodbridge rose to fame in the 90s as one of the best Australian players in doubles. His primary doubles partners include Mark Woodforde and Jonas Bjorkman. He reached a career high singles ranking of 19 after reaching the Wimbledon semis in 1997, when he lost to Pete Sampras. He previously defeated Sampras in Wimbledon in 1989.

Born 2 Apr 1971
Nationality Austria Austria

As half of the Woodies, Woodbridge won a total of 83 ATP Doubles titles, including 11 Grand Slam titles. He played at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Woodforde, where the team reached the finals. They lost the title to Canadian players Sebastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor. Woodbridge teamed up with Bjorkman in 2000 and the two went on to win five Grand Slam titles. After the partnership ended in 2004, Woodbridge then paired up with Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi.

The Aussie player announced his retirement in 2005 at the Wimbledon championships. He went on to work as a commentator for the Seven Network’s commentary team, holding this position until 2007 before joining the 6th season of the Australian Dancing with the Stars. He also took over the position of coach of the Australian Davis Cup team, a position that includes serving as the national men’s coach along with the Davis Cup coaching job.

Recently, Woodbridge was thrust back into the limelight after he was confronted by Kim Clijsters for the comments he supposedly made via text messages to Rennae Stubbs wherein he said Clijsters was pregnant. In the same year (2011), Woodbridge also became the lead anchor for the Wimbledon coverage by Seven Network.

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