Rod Laver

Tennis Player Rod Laver Full Name: Rod Laver
Nationality: Australian

Profession: Tennis Player
Why Famous: He is the only tennis player to have won the Grand Slam twice (1962 and 1969) and holds the all-time male records of 22 singles titles in a season.

Born: August 9, 1938 (78 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Married Life

  • 1966-06-20 Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

Historical Events in the Life of Rod Laver

  • 1959-07-03 73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • 1960-02-01 48th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6)
  • 1960-07-01 74th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)
  • 1960-09-17 80th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4, 6-4, 9-7)
  • 1961-01-27 49th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4)
  • 1961-07-07 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)
  • 1961-09-10 81st U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (7-5, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1962-01-15 50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1962-06-02 61st Men's French Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2)
  • 1962-07-06 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
  • 1962-09-10 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4)
  • 1968-06-09 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)
  • 1968-07-05 82nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • 1969-01-27 1st Men's Australian Open (57th edition of the tournament): Rod Laver beats Andres Gimeno (6-3, 6-4, 7-5)
  • 1969-06-08 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1969-07-05 83rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
  • 1969-09-09 89th Men's U.S. Open: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2)

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