Rod Laver

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Rod Laver
Rod Laver.jpg
Country Australia
ResidenceCarlsbad, California, United States
Born (1938-08-09) 9 August 1938 (age 80)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1963
Retired1976
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,565,413
Int. Tennis HOF1981 (member page)
Singles
Career record411–107 (79.34% in Open Era)
Career titles200 (41 listed by the ATP Website)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1961, Lance Tingay)[1]
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%)
Career titles28
Highest rankingNo. 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.