Rod Laver

Country Australia
Residence Carlsbad, California, U.S.
Date of birth August 9, 1938 (1938-08-09) (age 72)
Place of birth Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1962
Retired 1979
Plays Left-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money US$1,564,213
Int. Tennis HOF 1981 (member page)
Career record 392–99 (79.8%) in the Open era as recorded by the ATP
Career titles at least 198 including 40 listed by the ATP
Highest ranking No. 1
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1960, 1962, 1969)
French Open W (1962, 1969)
Wimbledon W (1961, 1962, 1968, 1969)
US Open W (1962, 1969)
Career record 230–77 (74.9%) in the ATP statistics
Career titles 27 in the ATP statistics
Highest ranking 11 in the ATP statistics

Laver was considered as the top most professional player of 1965, as he won 15 titles and 13 of 18 matches against Rosewall. Thus Laver has been ranked as the supreme male player of all times.


Rodney George "Rod" Laver MBE an ex-tennis player from Australia was born in Rockhampton.

He is also considered as the world top most players for seven following years.

Laver was coached by Charlie Hollis in Queensland and later by the Australian Davis Cup team captain Harry Hopman, who gave him the nickname "Rocket."


He is treated as the only best tennis player to have twice achieved all four of tennis' Grand Slam singles titles in the year 1962 and in 1969.

Laver also won the 1956 U.S. junior championship and 1957Australian junior championship.

He also won the 1959 Wimbledon, mixed doubles title with Darlene Hard.

He won the first major singles title with the1960 Australian Championships where he Australian Neale Fraser in a five-set final was beaten by him.

He then captured his first Wimbledon singles crown in the year 1961.

In 1938 Laver won all the four Grand Slam singles titles and also achieved an additional 17 titles.

Laver won 18 titles in 1967 which includes the Wembley Pro Championship, Wimbledon Pro, the U.S. Pro Championships, and the French Pro Championship.


Grand Slam Years Record accomplished Player tied
Australian Open
French Open
US Open
1969 Grand Slam Stands alone
Australian Open
French Open
US Open
Career Grand Slam Andre Agassi
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