Rod Laver

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Birthday
9, 1938
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Number-one tennis player in the world from 1954 - 1960, winner of eleven Grand Slam singles championships.

Before Fame

Excelled at Tennis as a youngster, earning the nickname Rocket.

Trivia

The site of the Australian Open each year is in Melbourne, and the arena was named after him.

Family Life

He married Mary Bensen in 1966.

Associated With

The great Roger Federer has won the Australian Open four times at Rod Laver Arena.