He won the U.S. Open in 1957 and was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000.
He started playing tennis at the age of eight, and began training and competing avidly as a teenager.
In 1957 he was the second-ranked player in the world.
He married Daphne Anderson in 1961.
In 1972 he lost the Australian Open final to Ken Rosewall.