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Rod Laver


Number-one tennis participant in the world from 1954 – 1960, champion of eleven Grand Slam singles championships. Excelled at Rugby as a young child, making the nickname Rocket. The website from the Australian Open up each year is within Melbourne, as well as the arena was called after him. He wedded Mary Bensen in 1966. The fantastic Roger Federer offers earned the Australian Open up four instances at Pole Laver Arena.

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Full Name Rod Laver
Date Of Birth August 9, 1938
Place Of Birth Australia
Height 1.73 m
Weight 68 kg
Profession Tennis Player
Nationality Australian
Spouse Mary Bensen
Children Rick Laver
Parents Roy Laver, Melba Roffey
Siblings Lois Laver, Bob Laver, Trevor Laver
Awards BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
Star Sign Leo

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1One of five players to date to win a calendar-year Grand Slam (Don Budge, Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, and Steffi Graf). Only player to win a calendar-year Grand Slam twice (1962, 1969).



Wimbledon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator / Himself / Himself - 4-Time Wimbledon Champion
Signature Series: Rod Laver2012TV MovieHimself
Charlie Rose2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fifth Set: Australia and the Davis Cup2000DocumentaryHimself
Wimbledon: A History of the Championships2000DocumentaryHimself
Kings of the Court1997VideoHimself
History of Tennis1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
La balle au mur1988DocumentaryHimself
Maestro1986TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Greatest Sports Legends1978TV SeriesHimself
The Superstars1973TV SeriesHimself - Tennis
The Merv Griffin Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesTennis Player - Audience Bow
To Tell the Truth1963TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Just Call Me Martina2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Signature Series: Barnstormers2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today at Wimbledon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator

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Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself
125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - 4-Times Wimbledon Champion
Agassi: Between the Lines2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself

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1When you have the opportunity, you strike.
2When you've got your man down, rub him out.
3There's a lot of ingredients go into being a good tennis player.
4The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead; never let up.
5The next point - that's all you must think about.

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