Todd Woodbridge is the latest tennis legend to appear in the Davis Cup Idols series, as he talks about the highs of representing Australia and the key to his successful partnership with Mark Woodforde.
“The most pivotal moment that I have a Davis Cup recollection is of Pat Cash,” said Woodbridge, describing the 1986 Final when the Australian No. 1 won all three rubbers to hand his country a 3-2 victory over Sweden in Melbourne.
“That was at a time in my career when I was pretty much set that I was going to be a tennis player. I’d always watched Davis Cup before that, but that one particular moment was the one you wanted to live yourself.”
Woodbridge went on to enjoy a highly successful Davis Cup career, lifting the trophy twice in 1999 and 2003. He also teamed up with compatriot Woodforde and then Jonas Bjorkman to win 16 Grand Slam doubles titles.
“I think Davis Cup provides you with some of the most memorable experiences of your tennis career,” said Woodbridge. “There are matches that are played in Davis Cup that you simply never forget. You play a lot of matches on the tour - even at Grand Slams - that seem to fade off into the distance, but the ones you play in Davis Cup stay with you for the rest of your life.”