Rod Laver

1938 - Today

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Rodney George Laver (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player. Laver was ranked the world number 1 professional player indisputably for five years from 1965 to 1969 and by some sources also in 1964 and 1970. He was also ranked as the number 1 amateur in 1961 and 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rod Laver has received more than 3,925,345 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Rod Laver is the 3rd most popular tennis player (down from 1st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Australia (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Tennis Player.

Rod Laver is most famous for being one of the only two people to have won the Grand Slam twice. He was also the first person to win all four Grand Slams in a row.

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Among tennis players, Rod Laver ranks 3 out of 1,569Before him are Björn Borg, and Novak Djokovic. After him are René Lacoste, Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Ilie Năstase, Fred Perry, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Roger Federer, and Martina Navratilova.

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Among people born in 1938, Rod Laver ranks 27Before him are Paul Verhoeven, Mireille Darc, Vladimir Vysotsky, Natalie Wood, Liv Ullmann, and Bernie Madoff. After him are Giuliano Gemma, Jean Seberg, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abulfaz Elchibey, Marina Vlady, and Albert Fert.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Rod Laver ranks 4 out of 1,143Before him are Lawrence Bragg (1890), Gough Whitlam (1916), and Geoffrey Rush (1951). After him are Sia (1975), Rupert Murdoch (1931), George Lazenby (1939), Truganini (1812), Cate Blanchett (1969), Elton Mayo (1880), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Alexander Prokhorov (1916).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In Australia

Among tennis players born in Australia, Rod Laver ranks 1After him are Margaret Court (1942), Roy Emerson (1936), Coral Buttsworth (1900), John Newcombe (1944), Ken Rosewall (1934), Bob Hewitt (1940), Jack Crawford (1908), Ken McGregor (1929), Tony Roche (1945), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1951), and Neale Fraser (1933).