Ken Rosewall

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall

Profession: Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Won a record 25 tennis Majors including 8 Grand Slam singles titles, and is considered to be one of the top male tennis players of all time.

Born: November 2, 1934
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 84 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1956-10-06 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Events in the Life of Ken Rosewall

  • 1953-01-17 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Mervyn Rose 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1953-05-30 French Championships Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall of Australia wins his 2nd Grand Slam title, beating American Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
  • 1954-07-02 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 13-11, 4-6, 6-2, 9-7 for his only Wimbledon singles title
  • 1955-01-31 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his 2nd Australian title; beats Lew Hoad 9-7, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1955-09-11 75th US National Championships Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert wins his 2nd home title; beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 9-7, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1956-01-30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats fellow Australian Ken Rosewall 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 for his first Grand Slam title
  • 1956-07-06 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian matchup Lew Hoad wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns beating Ken Rosewall 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
  • 1956-09-09 US National Championship Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his 1st US title, beating Lew Hoad 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1968-06-09 French Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver 6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; first Grand Slam of Open Era allowing professional players to compete
  • 1969-06-08 French Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver wins second leg of his 2nd Grand Slam; beats fellow Australian Ken Rosewall 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1970-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian thriller, John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall 5,7 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
  • 1970-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall wins 2nd US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3
  • 1971-03-14 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall of Australia beats American defending champion Arthur Ashe 6-1, 7-5, 6-3; first man to win an Open era Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set
  • 1972-01-03 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall retains title for his 4th overall Australian crown; beats fellow Australian Mal Anderson 7-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • 1974-07-06 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Ken Rosewall of Australia 6-1, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1974-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 5 US titles; outclasses veteran Australian Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1

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