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19-May-2017
19-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The bust commemorates tennis player, Rod Laver, who holds the record for titles won in a career, and who 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. 

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:1993
Front Inscription

Rod Laver

Singles Grand Slam : 1962, 1969

Winner of 20 Grand Slam titles

Singles Champion of : 
Australia 1960, 1962, 1969
France 1962, 1969
Wimbledon 1961, 1962, 1968, 1969
USA 1962, 1969

Davis Cup :
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973

Davis Cup victories :
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973

 

Source: MA
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