View Full Version : Grand Slammer Ken Fletcher died

02-13-2006, 09:57 AM
I read today, that the Aussie tennis player Ken Fletcher died of cancer. Fletcher isn't as famous as his Queensland comtemporaries Rod Laver and Roy Emerson, but was indeed a true Grand Slammer, winning the mixed Grand Slam with Margaret Court in 1963. The same year he was Australian finalist, losing to Emerson. In 1965 i think he won the Wimbledon doubles with Newcombe. He is said th have one of the best forehands in the 60s.I think, i saw him as kid on tv in the late 60s, when he played the German Championships at Hamburg.

02-13-2006, 12:30 PM
Didn't know him but R.I.P:(

02-13-2006, 01:06 PM
An important part of the Aussie tennis tapestry.

02-13-2006, 01:11 PM
Didn't know him but R.I.P:(
Ditto!! :(

02-13-2006, 09:19 PM
wow, sad news, RIP

02-14-2006, 05:51 AM
Believe cancer of some sort. Won 10 mixed doubles grand slam titles including the career mixed grand slam and 2 grand slam men's doubles titles, 1964 French with Emerson and 1966 Wimbledon with Newcombe. A very colorful character overshadowed by some of the more famous Aussies of the time.

02-15-2006, 01:31 AM
any relationship with Darren Fletcher?