Laver, Rod(ney George)

Laver, Rod(ney George)
born Aug. 9, 1938, Rockhampton, Queen., Austl.

Australian tennis player.

He joined Australia's Davis Cup team when he was 18 years old and remained on the squad until 1962. Nicknamed "Rocket," he became the second male player (after Don Budge) to win the grand slam (1962) and the first to repeat the feat (1969). He turned professional in 1963 and in 1971 became the first tennis player to surpass $1 million in career prize money.

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