Todd Woodbridge, Mark Woodforde & Jonas Bjorkman | Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Tennis Players | Wimbledon Championships Odds
Over the years there has been one name which has consistently recurred on the winners list of the men’s doubles event at Wimbledon – Todd Woodbridge.
The awesomely talented Australian has been involved in no less than nine Wimbledon wins – six of them with friend, long-time partner and compatriot, Mark Woodforde. Together they made up the “Woodies”, an almost invincible doubles pairing which set the world alight with their breathtaking displays from the baseline and at the net.
On Mark Woodforde’s retirement from the game in 2000, he handed the baton to Swede Jonas Bjorkman, and he, together with the omnipotent Woodbridge claimed a further three Grand Slam titles at the All England Club, and they were in successive years.
Woodbridge decided to take his leave from the challenges and endurance of men’s doubles and retired in 2004 after he and Bjorkman’s third successive win at Wimbledon.. Bjorkman is currently partnering Belarusian Max Mirnyi.
In his 17-year career Woodbridge won an unprecedented 83 doubles titles – 16 of which were Grand Slams, two Tennis Masters Cups, 18 ATP Masters Series, one Olympic gold medal and 46 ATP Tour wins – an incredible record for an incredible man. 61 of these victories came when he was in partnership with Mark Woodforde.
The Woodies ended their career together just one short of the all-time record of 12 Grand Slam titles held by their countrymen John Newcombe and Tony Roche.
Of the 16 Grand Slam titles, he won Wimbledon nine times, the Australian Open three times, the US Open three times and the French Open once.
In his later partnership with Bjorkman he claimed five Grand Slam event titles in just four years – the 2001 Australian Open, the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, the 2003 Wimbledon Championships and the US Open and Wimbledon 2004.
Since Todd Woodbridge’s retirement from professional tennis, no one doubles team has dominated at Wimbledon.
- 2005 – Stephen Huss & Wesley Moodie
- 2006 – Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan
- 2007 – Arnaud Clement & Michael Llodra
The pairing of Bjorkman and Mirnyi is an excellent one. They are probably the most feared duo on the ATP circuit at present as both players are ranked in the top 100 of the singles ranking. Bjorkman has a Stanford ATP doubles ranking of 15 and Max Mirnyi of 17. They are seventh on the Stanford ATP Doubles Race with $495 900.