Rod Laver

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Rod Laver
Rod Laver.jpg
Country  Australia
Residence Carlsbad, California, United States
Born 9 August 1938 (1938-08-09) (age 75)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1963
Retired 1976
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,565,413
Int. Tennis HOF 1981 (member page)
Singles
Career record 411–107 (79.34% in Open Era)
Career titles 200 (41 listed by the ATP Website)
Highest ranking No. 1 (1961, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1960, 1962, 1969)
French Open W (1962, 1969)
Wimbledon W (1961, 1962, 1968, 1969)
US Open W (1962, 1969)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR – 2nd (1970)
WCT Finals F (1971, 1972)
Professional majors
US Pro W (1964, 1966, 1967)
Wembley Pro W (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967)
French Pro W (1967)
Doubles
Career record 235–77 (75.32%)
Career titles 28
Highest ranking No. 11
(all as recorded by the ATP)

Last updated on: August 13, 2012.

Rodney George "Rod" Laver MBE (born 9 August 1938, in Rockhampton, Australia) is a former tennis player from Australia and a former world #1 in ATP tennis rankings.

References[change | change source]

  1. United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.