Wally Masur AM
Wally Masur was born in Southampton, England and began playing tennis at the young age of eight. In 1981, at age 18, Wally won the Australian Juniors Championships and one-year later turned professional with a world ranking for that year of 287.
Early on in his career Wally won his first singles title at Hong Kong and his first doubles title at Taipei (w/Warwick) in 1983. He also reached the Quarter Final of the Australian Open taking his ranking to 66.
Wally won his second title at Adelaide defeating Scanlon and upsetting Becker to reach the semi final at the Australian Open in 1987.
Wally had his best season of his career in 1993 reaching Rosemalen and Manchester finals, along with five semi finals, including the US Open. He won the Milan and Stuttgart-indoor doubles and also reached the semi finals of the Australian Open and Indian Wells to qualify for the World Doubles Championships.
1993 saw Wally hit a career high world ranking of 8 in the doubles and 21 in the singles.
Wally has since retired from elite competition and now puts his energy into commentary and media. He is heavily involved in the commentary of the Australian Open and other international events as well as avidly involved in grass roots development of tennis throughout Australia.
Born: 13 May 1963