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Rod Laver

Rod LaverAKA Rodney George Laver

Born: 9-Aug-1938
Birthplace: Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Tennis

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Winner of 1962 and 1969 Grand Slam

Father: R. S. Laver
Wife: Mary Bensen (accountant, m. 1966, one son)

    Winner, Australian Open (men's doubles) 1959
    Winner, Wimbledon (mixed doubles) 1959
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 1960
    Winner, Australian Open (men's doubles) 1960
    Winner, Wimbledon (mixed doubles) 1960
    Winner, Australian Open (men's doubles) 1961
    Winner, French Open (men's doubles) 1961
    Winner, French Open (mixed doubles) 1961
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1961
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 1962
    Winner, French Open (men's singles) 1962
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1962
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1962
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1968
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 1969
    Winner, Australian Open (men's doubles) 1969
    Winner, French Open (men's singles) 1969
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1969
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1969
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's doubles) 1971
    Member of the British Empire 1970
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 1981
    Stroke Jul-1998

Author of books:
How to Play Championship Tennis (1966, with Jack Pollard)
The Education of a Tennis Player (1971, memoir, with Bud Collins)



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