Pat Rafter (and family) (1972) - Country boy, down to earth aussie, balance of aspiration yet attainable, genuine, friendly. Former World No. 1 Tennis Player, Bonds Ambassador, Mantra Hotels Ambassador.
The trope extends into rugby: David "The Wolfman" Williams, Australian Rugby League player known for his flaunting of a magnificent carpet of facefur. Oh, and ladies, he appears to be a rather beautiful specimen in certain underwear catalogues and nude rugby calendars.
Andre Aggassi (1970 - ) American Tennis Player - He is the only male singles player in history to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic gold medal and the ATP Tour World Championships: a distinction dubbed as a "Career Super Slam" by Sports Illustrated - Authored "Open - An Autobiography" 2010
JOHN NEWCOMBE ~ (born 23 May 1944 in Sydney) is an Australian former world No. 1 tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and an all-time record 17 doubles titles. He was one of many Australian players to dominate the field during the 1960s and 1970s, and is one of the few men to have been ranked world No. 1 in both singles and doubles.