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Rod Laver

Rod Laver

Rodney George "Rod" Laver MBE is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in tennis history. He was the No. 1 ranked professional from 1964–70, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era. He also was the No. 1 amateur in 1961–62 according to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph. Laver's 200 singles titles are the most in tennis history, and he holds the all-time male singles records of 22 titles in a single season and seven consecutive years winning at least 10 titles per season. He excelled on all of the court surfaces of his time: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. Despite being barred from playing ... more on Wikipedia

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