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John Alexander Elected To Australia's Parliament

John Alexander© Getty ImagesJohn Alexander has been elected to Australia's Parliament.

Former Top 10 player John Alexander has been elected to Australia’s federal parliament, winning the New South Wales seat of Bennelong for the Liberal party in Saturday’s national election. Alexander, 59, was a former World No. 8 who won seven singles and 28 doubles titles. He made his Davis Cup debut for Australia at 17.

In unseating Labor’s Maxine McKew, Alexander reclaims for the Liberal party the seat held by former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Alexander has been a mainstay of Channel Seven’s tennis commentary team for many years, but says that he will now put his media career on hold.

"I think for the moment I’ll concentrate on this job, I won't do anything that will detract from my efforts to represent the people of Bennelong. I'm 100 per cent committed,” he said.

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