TENNIS PLAYER

Rod Laver

1938 - Today

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Rodney George Laver (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player. He is widely regarded by many pundits, players and fans to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Laver was ranked world No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rod Laver has received more than 2,454,223 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Rod Laver is the 4th most popular tennis player, the 12th most popular biography from Australia (down from 5th 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

Among tennis players, Rod Laver ranks 4 out of 1,148Before him are Björn Borg, René Lacoste, and Novak Djokovic. After him are John McEnroe, Fred Perry, Roger Federer, Suzanne Lenglen, Ilie Năstase, Ivan Lendl, Martina Navratilova, and Jimmy Connors.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1938, Rod Laver ranks 37Before him are Heinz Fischer, Donald Knuth, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Robert Nozick, Jean Giraud, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. After him are Brian Dennehy, Diana Rigg, Marina Vlady, Raymond Carver, Frederick Forsyth, and Fuad Masum.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Rod Laver ranks 12 out of 790Before him are Elton Mayo (1880), Jack Brabham (1926), Heath Ledger (1979), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Cate Blanchett (1969), and Chris Hemsworth (1983). After him are Colleen McCullough (1937), Truganini (1812), Julian Assange (1971), Steve Irwin (1962), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), 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), John Newcombe (1944), Ken Rosewall (1934), Ashley Cooper (1936), Jack Crawford (1908), Tony Roche (1945), Norman Brookes (1877), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1951), Nancye Wynne Bolton (1916), and Bob Hewitt (1940).