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Bob Hewitt

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Full name: Robert Anthony John Hewitt
Nickname: Bob
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Bio Robert Anthony John "Bob" Hewitt is a former professional tennis player from Australia. In 1967, after marrying a South African, he became a South African citizen.

Hewitt's most significant accomplishment was winning all Grand Slam doubles titles, both in men's and mixed doubles (US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, French Open) and being central to South Africa's only Davis Cup title in 1974. That victory was controversial, with India boycotting the final on the orders of its government due to South Africa's apartheid policies, which were affecting the ethnic Indian community of the country.

Hewitt achieved 7 titles in singles and 65 in doubles. He was ranked World No. 6 in 1967 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph.

In 1992 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In November 2012, he was indefinitely suspended from the International Tennis Hall of Fame following an investigation into multiple allegations brought forward concerning sexual misconduct involving Hewitt and minor students that he coached. Upon his suspension in 2012, his Hall of Fame plaque and all references to him among the Hall of Famers were immediately removed.

On March 23, 2015, Hewitt was found guilty of rape and sexual assault and subsequently jailed for six years on May 18, 2015.

On April 6, 2016, Bob Hewitt has been expelled from the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The expulsion is a result of a conviction against Hewitt on two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The conviction was issued by a South African court in March 2015, and the appellate courts have now denied the right to further appeals of the conviction.
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