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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 3,868,844 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Rod Laver is the most popular tennis player (up from 4th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Australia (up from 12th 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 1 out of 1,148After him are Novak Djokovic, Björn Borg, René Lacoste, Billie Jean King, Fred Perry, Roger Federer, Margaret Court, Manuel Santana, Ilie Năstase, Steffi Graf, and Martina Navratilova.

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Among people born in 1938, Rod Laver ranks 24Before him are Anthony Giddens, Jean Seberg, Alpha Condé, Jerry Brown, Natalie Wood, and Luis Aragonés. After him are Giuliano Gemma, Mireille Darc, Klaus Schwab, Vladimir Vysotsky, Bernie Madoff, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Rod Laver ranks 3 out of 925Before him are George Lazenby (1939) and Lawrence Bragg (1890). After him are Geoffrey Rush (1951), Cate Blanchett (1969), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Elton Mayo (1880), Errol Flynn (1909), Truganini (1812), Heath Ledger (1979), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Hugh Jackman (1968).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In Australia

Among tennis players born in Australia, Rod Laver ranks 1After him are Margaret Court (1942), Roy Emerson (1936), Ken Rosewall (1934), John Newcombe (1944), Jack Crawford (1908), Lew Hoad (1934), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1951), Tony Roche (1945), Norman Brookes (1877), Bob Hewitt (1940), and Ashley Cooper (1936).