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18-May-2017
18-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The bust commemorates tennis player, Ken Rosewall who won a record 23 tennis Majors including 8 Grand Slam singles titles and before the Open Era, a record 15 Pro Slam titles and a record 35 Major finals overall. He won the Pro Grand Slam in 1963. Rosewall won 9 slams in doubles with a career double grand slam.

He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.  He had a renowned backhand and enjoyed a long career at the highest levels from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. Rosewall was one of the two best male players for about nine years and was the World No. 1 player for a number of years in the early 1960s.

He was ranked among the top 20 players, amateur or professional, every year from 1952 through 1977. Rosewall is the only player to have simultaneously held Pro Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces (1962–1963). At the  1971 Australian Open he became the first male player during the open era to win a Grand Slam tournament without dropping a set.

 

Location

Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Garden Square, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820301
Long: 144.978865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Barbara McLean

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Ken Rosewall

Winner of 18 Grand Slam titles

Singles Champion of :
Australia 1953, 1955, 1971, 1972
France 1953, 1968
USA 1956, 1970

Davis Cup :
1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1973, 1975

Davis Cup victories :
1953, 1955, 1956, 1973

 

Source: MA
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