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King of the court
Which man has won the most grand slam titles, counting singles, doubles and mixed all together? asked Henry Lambton
Several distinguished Australians lead the way here. Top overall is Roy Emerson, who won a total of 28 major titles at the grand slam events - 12 singles and 16 men's doubles. Next comes his contemporary John Newcombe, with 25 (seven singles, 17 doubles and one mixed).
A more recent Aussie, Todd Woodbridge, is third with 23 titles - 16 doubles and seven mixed - just ahead of Frank Sedgman with 22 (five singles, nine doubles, eight mixed).
The current doubles specialist Bob Bryan also has 22 titles so far (15 doubles and seven mixed).
All the men are a long way behind the leading woman, Australia's Margaret Court, who won no fewer than 62 titles - 24 singles, 19 doubles and 19 mixed. She also had a share in two more titles when the finals were not actually played (one of these was the mixed in Australia in 1965, when one of the other sharers was Newcombe).