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Rod Laver

Rod Laver AC, MBE was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, in 1938. He ranks as one of the greatest tennis players of all time - if not the greatest. A key member of the golden era of Australian tennis in the 1950s, '60s and early '70s, he won 11 Australian singles titles, two French, four Wimbledon and two United States singles championships. He was a member of six doubles- and three mixed doubles-winning teams at those events. All this, despite being banned from amateur tennis while playing on...See more