Grand Slammer Ken Fletcher died

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  1. urban

    urban Hall of Fame

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    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.
     
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  2. babbette

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    Didn't know him but R.I.P:(
     
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  3. Yours!05

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    An important part of the Aussie tennis tapestry.
     
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  4. Shabazza

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    Ditto!! :(
    R.I.P.
     
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  5. legolas

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    wow, sad news, RIP
     
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  6. baseliner

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    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.
     
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  7. ssuHeartsRivald

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    any relationship with Darren Fletcher?
     
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