Super fit Australian tennis champion Todd Woodbridge has encouraged people to get a health check after suffering a heart attack last week.
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Todd Andrew Woodbridge, OAM is an Australian former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster with the Nine Network.
|Full name||Todd Andrew Woodbridge|
|Residence||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Born||2 April 1971
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
Woodbridge is best known for his successful Doubles partnerships with Mark Woodforde (nicknamed “The Woodies“) and later Jonas Björkman.
He is among the most successful doubles players of all time, having won 16 Grand Slam men’s doubles titles (nine Wimbledons, three US Opens, three Australian Opens and one French Open), and a further six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (three US Opens, one French Open, one Wimbledon, one Australian Open).
Additionally, he was a gold medalist with Woodforde at the 1996 Summer Olympics to complete a career Golden Slam.
Todd Woodbridge heart attack
Tennis great Todd Woodbridge is urging others to have a health check after becoming the latest 50-something celebrity to suffer a heart attack.
Woodbridge says he was left shocked after experiencing symptoms as a fit 51-year-old last Thursday.
The 16-time grand slam doubles champion and one-time top-20 singles star regularly works out in his home gym in Melbourne and also keeps active while away commentating at tournaments.
“I tried to keep my routine having travelled to the US Open and London and I was just exercising and had chest pains and every symptom when you look up Google – full sweats and I felt awful,”’ Woodbridge said.
“I had a little heart episode that goes down as a mild heart attack which is a bit of a shock to me.
“And you’re personally still coming to terms with somebody like myself, who I consider to lead a pretty good, fit, healthy lifestyle – I keep active, I eat well, I do all the right things, I enjoy doing that.
“It’s been a wake-up call to me to make sure I look after myself. If it can happen to me it shows that it can happen to anybody.”
While Woodbridge survived his frightening ordeal, cricket legend Shane Warne died earlier this year at just 52 after having a heart attack in Thailand.
How old is
He was born in Sydney and raised in Woolooware by his parents, Kevin and Barbara.
He has two older brothers, Gregory and Warren. He attended Woolooware High School, then turned professional in 1988.
- Born : 2 April 1971
- Age : 51 years.
Woodbridge was at the Seven Network between 2006 and 2018, working for Seven Sport as a tennis commentator, where he was also a host of the network’s Australian Open coverage.
In April 2018, he hosted the morning sessions of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast for the network.
In 2014, alongside Woodforde, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) presented him with its highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier award, for his contributions to tennis.
He was born in Sydney and raised in Woolooware by his parents, Kevin and Barbara. He has two older brothers, Gregory and Warren.
He attended Woolooware High School, then turned professional in 1988. Todd and Natasha Woodbridge married on 8 April 1995 in Melbourne; they have two children, Zara and Beau.
According to one half of the duo, the relationship started to unravel after Woodbridge’s ‘head scratching’ decision to partner Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman on the legends doubles tour.
“It’s probably one of the greatest quandaries right now. I wish Todd and I were in a better place. We haven’t spoken for some time,” Woodforde told the Break Point podcast.
“Todd’s elected to move on and play with Jonas Bjorkman in some of the legends doubles events, who he played with once I retired.