Rod Laver

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Rod Laver
AC, MBE
Rodney George Laver.jpg
Laver at Amsterdam in 1969
Full nameRodney George Laver
Country (sports)Australia Australia
ResidenceCarlsbad, California, U.S.
Born (1938-08-09) 9 August 1938 (age 81)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Turned pro1963 (amateur tour from 1956)
Retired1979
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,565,413
Int. Tennis HoF1981 (member page)
Singles
Career record1473–407 (78.35%)[2]
Career titles200 (52 listed by ATP)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1961, Lance Tingay)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1960, 1962, 1969)
French OpenW (1962, 1969)
WimbledonW (1961, 1962, 1968, 1969)
US OpenW (1962, 1969)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR – 2nd (1970)
WCT FinalsF (1971, 1972)
Professional majors
US ProW (1964, 1966, 1967)
Wembley ProW (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967)
French ProW (1967)
Doubles
Career record235–77 (75.32%)[a]
Career titles28[a]
Highest rankingNo. 11 (per ATP)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1959, 1960, 1961, 1969)
French OpenW (1961)
WimbledonW (1970)
US OpenF (1960, 1970, 1973)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1959)
French OpenW (1961)
WimbledonW (1959, 1960)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973)

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. "Rod Laver". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Retrieved 27 January 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  2. Garcia, Gabriel. "Rod Laver: Career match record-pre open era and open era". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  3. United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Open Era