Rod Laver

Tennis Player Rod Laver Full Name: Rod Laver
Nationality:

Australia
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 (80 years old)
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo wins his only Wimbledon title beating Rod Laver of Australia 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) Laver's first major win
  • 1960-07-01 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final 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)
  • 1961-07-08 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver of Australia beats American Chuck McKinley 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for his 1st of 4 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Martin Mulligan 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of his first Grand Slam
  • 1962-09-10 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating 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)
  • 1968-07-06 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon
  • 1969-01-27 Australian Open Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver takes 1st leg of his successful second Grand Slam; beats Andres Gimeno 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
  • 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
  • 1969-07-05 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
  • 1969-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to claim his record second Grand Slam

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