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19-May-2017
19-May-2017

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The bust commemorates tennis player, Roy Emerson, who won 12 major  singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles. He is the only male player to have completed a Career Grand Slam (winning titles at all four Grand Slam events) in both singles and doubles.

His 28 major titles are an all-time record for a male amateur player. Emerson is the first male player to win each amateur major title at least twice in his career. He is one of only eight men to win all four majors in his career. He was the first male player to win 12 majors.

Along with Novak Djokovic, he is one of only two male players to win six Australian Championships. He won five of them consecutively (1963–67). His 12 wins have since been surpassed. Emerson is one of only five tennis players all-time to win multiple slam sets in two disciplines, only matched by Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Frank Sedgman and Serena Williams.

 

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:1994
Front Inscription

Roy Emerson

Winner of 28 Grand Slam titles

Singles Champion of : 
Australia 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967
France 1963, 1967
Wimbledon 1964, 1965
USA 1961, 1964

Davis Cup :
1959 - 1967

Davis Cup victories :
1959 - 1962, 1964 - 1967

 

Source: MA
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