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Rod Laver : 22-January-2012
Rod Laver : 22-January-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates tennis player, Rod Laver who holds the record for titles won in career, and was the World No. 1 player for seven consecutive years, from 1964 to 1970 (from 1964 to 1967 in the professional circuit) .

Rod Laver is the only tennis player to have twice won the Grand Slam (all four major singles titles in the same year) – first as an amateur in 1962 and second as a professional in 1969. He is the only male player and was the first player, male or female, to have won the Grand Slam during the open era.

Rod Laver is the second and last male player to win each major title twice in his career. Only Roy Emerson and Margaret Court had won all four Grand Slam tournaments twice before Laver in the history of tennis. 


Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Tennis Centre, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.822611
Long: 144.978703
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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