The last tennis player to use a wood racquet in a professional event was Bjorn Borg in 1991, who lost handily, at Monte Carlo. The last players to win a Grand Slam event wielding a wood racquet were Yannick Noah at the French Open in 1983, and Chris Evert at Wimbledon in 1981.
The last player to win a grand slam tennis tournament using a wooden framed racket is David Engle in 1992. While many competitors starting using some type of metal racket David refused to change rackets and stuck with his now famous wooden racket. Because of his unique style of play and because of his racket many people called him woody (and to his lady friends woodcock). After the U.S open of '92 David virtually disappeared from the tennis world.
After doing a bit more research on David I found out that he recently founded an organization that helps kids and family. While this is his full time job now I was able to contact him and learned that he still regularly plays tennis. In fact he told me that if you emailed him he might even come and play with you.
John McEnroe, 1981.
Fred Perry was the last British tennis player to win a Grand Slam and it was in 1936.
brendan bird the best ever player
Andy Roddick The champion of 2003 US OPEN
His first name is Novak and his last name is Djokovic.
Rackets can last decades. The strings are what break, but a racket won't -- similar to an aluminum bat. What usually dictates the acquisition of a new racket is technological advancements. For example, you wouldn't want to be playing tennis right now with an aluminum or wood racket, even though you could -- they just are not powerful or accurate enough compared to modern rackets.
Jelena Jankovic is a Serbian tennis player. The last three tournaments Jelena Jankovic played in were: the 2013 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Indian Wells, and the Australian Open.
For the men singles it was Rafael Nadal. For the women singles it was Kim Clijters.
Steffi Graf is a famous tennis player. Lou Gehrig is a famous baseball player.
Sam Smith in 1998 Anne Keothavong in 2008