Roy Emerson

Tennis Player Roy Emerson

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Amateur tennis player who won 12 amateur Grand Slam tournament singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles, the only male player to have completed an amateur Career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles.

Born: November 3, 1936
Birthplace: Blackbutt, Queensland, Australia
Age: 82 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events in the Life of Roy Emerson

  • 1961-01-27 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Rod Laver 1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 for his first Grand Slam title
  • 1961-09-10 US National Championship Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver 7-5, 6-3, 6-2; Emerson's 2nd Grand Slam title
  • 1962-01-15 50th Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Rod Laver takes the 1st leg of his 1st Grand Slam; beats fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1962-06-02 French Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2; 2nd leg of Laver's 1st Grand Slam
  • 1962-09-10 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
  • 1963-01-19 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 1st of 5 straight Australian titles; beats countryman Ken Fletcher 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1963-05-26 French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Roy Emerson beats home favourite Pierre Darmon 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1964-01-13 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson retains title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • 1964-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3; Emerson's 1st of 2 straight Wimbledon titles
  • 1964-09-13 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-4, 6-2, 6-4; Emerson's 3rd Grand Slam title of the year
  • 1965-02-01 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 3rd consecutive Australian title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1
  • 1965-07-02 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson scores second consecutive title win over fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1966-01-31 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson makes it 4 straight Australian titles; beats American Arthur Ashe 6-4, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3
  • 1967-01-30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson repeats previous year's result; beats American Arthur Ashe 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 for his 5th straight Australian title
  • 1967-06-03 French Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th and final Grand Slam title

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