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  1. John (David). born 1944, Australian tennis player; winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles (1967–75), including three at Wimbledon (1967, 1970, 1971)
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  • The night was again drawing on; Commander Newcombe had done his utmost.

    The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • “You are right, colonel, you are right,” said Commander Newcombe.

  • The old negro did not hesitate to tell his employer all that Newcombe had said to him.

  • “Miss Newcombe is looking for you, Mr. Allonby,” said the latter.

  • You are not, I take it, Mr. Newcombe, quite accustomed to wearing spurs?

    Mud and Khaki

    Vernon Bartlett