Rodney George Laver was an Australian Tennis star, popularly called Rod Laver, whose professional Tennis career spanned a period of 16 years from 1963 to 1979.
Laver was born in Australia’s Queensland in 1938. We take a look at his professional history, achievements, and why is one of the significant tournaments named after him.
Professional Life of Rod Laver
Laver started his amateur career in 1956 and turned professional in 1963 after winning the Davis Cup for the Australian team in 1962 — which was also his fourth Davis Cup win.
Laver was one of those players who started his professional journey in the pre-Open era and saw the…