General Rodney George (Rod)
Laver
Male
Australia
1938-08-09
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia


About

Rod Laver was so scrawny and sickly as a child in the Australian bush that no one could guess he would become a left-handed whirlwind who would conquer the tennis world and be known as possibly the greatest player ever. A little more than a month before Don Budge completed the first Grand Slam, Rodney George "Rocket" Laver was born Aug. 9, 1938, at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Despite lack of size and early infirmities, Laver grew strong and tough on his father's cattle property and emulated Budge by making the second male Grand Slam in 1962 as an amateur - then became the only double Grand Slammer seven years later by taking the major singles (Australian, French, Wimbledon, U.S.) as a pro.
Few champions have been as devastating and dominant as Laver was as amateur and pro during the 1960s. An incessant attacker, he was nevertheless a complete player who glowed in the backcourt and at the net. Laver's 5-foot-8-1/2, 145-pound body seemed to dangle from a massive left arm that belonged to a gorilla, an arm with which he bludgeoned the ball and was able to impart ferocious topspin. Although others had used top-spin, Laver may have inspired a wave of heavy-hitting topspin practitioners of the 1970s such as Bjorn Borg and Guillermo Vilas. The stroke became basic after Laver. As a teenager he was sarcastically nicknamed "Rocket" by Australian Davis Cup Capt. Harry Hopman. "He was anything but a Rocket," Hopman recalled. "But Rod was willing to work harder than the rest, and it was soon apparent to me that he had more talent than any other of our fine Australian players."
His initial international triumph came during his first trip abroad in 1956, when he won the U.S. Junior Championship at 17. Four years later he was ready to take his place among the world's best when he won the Australian singles, snapping back to beat another lefty, Neale Fraser and, with Bob Mark, the doubles for a second time. He was runner-up to Alex Olmedo for the Wimbledon championship, that would presently be his four times. The Australian victories were the first of Laver's 20 major titles in singles, doubles and mixed, placing him fifth among all-time male winners behind Roy Emerson (28), John Newcombe (25), Frank Sedgman (22) and Bill Tilden (21). Jean Borotra also won 20. His 11 singles (equaled by Bjorn Borg) were second to Emerson's long-standing record of 12, later eclipsed by Pete Sampras' 14 and Roger Federer's 15.
The losing Wimbledon finals of 1959-60 were but a prelude to an incredible run of success in that tournament. He was a finalist six straight times he entered, winning in 1961 over Chuck McKinley and 1962, over Marty Mulligan. After a five-year absence as an outcast professional, he returned to the fanfare of opens to win again in 1968, over Tony Roche, and in 1969, over Newcombe. While winning Wimbledon in four straight appearances (the only man since World War I to win four prior to Borg) and proceeding to the fourth round in 1970, Laver set a male tournament record of 31 consecutive match wins, ended by his loss to Roger Taylor (passed in 1980 by Borg, who lengthened the record to 41).
The year 1969 was Laver's finest, perhaps the best experienced by any player, as he won an open-era record 17 singles tournaments (tied by Guillermo Vilas in 1977) of 32 played on a 106-16 match record. In 1962 he won 19 of 34 on 134-15. Unlike his Grand Slam year of 1962 as an amateur, he was playing in tournaments that were open to all, amateur and pro, and this Slam was all the more impressive. After his second year running as the No. 1 amateur, 1962, and helping Australia win a fourth successive Davis Cup, Laver turned pro, his appearance saving the sagging professional game, a stimulus to keeping it breathing until opens arrived in 1968. It was a life of one-nighters, but Pancho Gonzalez was no longer supreme.
Kenny Rosewall was at the top and gave Laver numerous beatings as their long, illustrious rivalry began. Rosewall beat Laver to win the U.S. Pro singles in 1963, but the next year Laver defeated Rosewall, then eight-time champ Gonzalez, to win the first of his five crowns, four of them in a row beginning in 1966. He had a streak of 19 wins in the U.S. Pro until losing the 1970 final to Roche. When open tennis dawned in 1968, Laver was ready to resume where he'd left off at the traditional tournaments, whipping Roche in less than an hour to take the first open Wimbledon. In 1971 Laver won $292,717 in tournament prize money (a season record that stood until Arthur Ashe won $338,337 in 1975), enabling him to become the first tennis pLaver to make a million dollars on the court. Until the last days of 1978, when he was playing few tournaments, Laver was still the all-time leading money-winner with $1,564,213. Jimmy Connors then surpassed him, along with numerous others.
In 1973 all professionals were at last permitted to play Davis Cup, and Laver, 35, honed himself for one last effort, after 11 years away. He was brilliant, teaming with Newcombe to end a five-year U.S. reign, 5-0. Laver beat Tom Gorman in five sets on the first day and paired with Newcombe for a crushing doubles victory over Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen that clinched the Cup, Laver's fifth. Of all the marvelous Aussie Davis Cup performers he was the only one never to play in a losing series, 11 of them, compiling 16-4 and 4-0 marks in singles and doubles. He was also a factor in winning three World Cups (1972, '74-'75) for Australia in the since disbanded team competition against the U.S.
In 1976, as his tournament career was winding down, Laver signed with San Diego in World Team Tennis and was named the league's Rookie of the Year at age 38.
During a 23-year career that spanned the amateur and open eras, he won 47 pro titles in singles and was runner-up 21 times. Overall, amateur and pro, he was the all-time leader with 184 singles titles, and was elevated to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1981, and the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2001 the principal stadium of Melbourne Park, scene of the Australian Open, was named Rod Laver Arena. Despite spending five of his prime years in the unranked wilderness of the pros, he was among the World Top Ten 12 times, 1959-1962, and 1968-75 (the last at age 37). He was No.2 four times, 1961, '62, '68, '69.
Suffering a massive stroke that might have killed him in 1998, he rehabilitated with the same drive that made him a champion, and today continues normally, playing tennis and golf with friends.

Rod was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in1981.

Source:Bud Collins



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Archive statistics 1955 - 1979
192
1632
1297


Tournament wins 1976 - Detroit Round Robin (Open)
1975 - WCT- Sao Paulo (WCT Circuit)
1975 - WCT - La Costa (WCT Circuit)
1975 - Altamira International Invitation (Open)
1975 - WCT - Orlando (WCT Circuit)
1975 - CBS Classic (WCT Circuit)
1974 - WCT - Tokyo (WCT Circuit)
1974 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1974 - Las Vegas (WCT Circuit)
1974 - Bretton Woods International (WCT Circuit)
1974 - WCT - Palm Desert (WCT Circuit)
1974 - Philadelphia Indoors (Open)
1973 - Australian Indoors (Open)
1973 - Hong Kong Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1973 - Richmond Indoor Championships (WCT Circuit)
1973 - WCT - Miami (WCT Circuit)
1973 - WCT-Hilton Head (WCT Circuit)
1973 - WCT - Toronto (WCT Circuit)
1973 - World Invitation Tennis Classic ()
1972 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1972 - WCT - Toronto (WCT Circuit)
1972 - Richmond Indoor Championships (WCT Circuit)
1972 - Philadelphia Open (WCT Circuit)
1972 - Denver (WCT Circuit)
1971 - Sea Pines Pros (Professional)
1971 - Rothman International Tournament (Professional)
1971 - Tennis Champions Classic (Professional)
1971 - Colonial Pro Invitation (WCT Circuit)
1971 - Italian International Championships ()
1971 - Bologna Indoor (WCT Circuit)
1971 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
1971 - Baton Rouge Pros (Professional)
1970 - Dunlop Slazenger International Open (WCT Circuit)
1970 - South African Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1970 - Philadelphia Open (WCT Circuit)
1970 - Tennis Champions Classic (Professional)
1970 - German Pro Tour (Professional)
1970 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
1970 - WCT - St. Louis (WCT Circuit)
1970 - Mount Washington Invitation (Open)
1970 - Fort Worth Pros (Professional)
1970 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1970 - Pacific Southwest Championships (Open)
1970 - WCT - Vancouver (WCT Circuit)
1970 - British Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1970 - National Tennis Classic (Professional)
1970 - Canadian International Championships ()
1969 - Orlando Professional Championships (Professional)
1969 - Baltimore Pro Championships (Professional)
1969 - British Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1969 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1969 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1969 - South African Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1969 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1969 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1969 - US Open (Grandslam)
1969 - Los Angeles Professional Championships (Professional)
1969 - Portland Pros (Professional)
1969 - Philadelphia Open (WCT Circuit)
1969 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1969 - Pacific International Pro Tournament (Professional)
1969 - Madrid Pros (Professional)
1969 - WCT - St. Louis (WCT Circuit)
1969 - Pro Masters (Professional)
1969 - Colonial Pro Invitation (WCT Circuit)
1968 - Wembley (Professional)
1968 - South Texas Pros (Professional)
1968 - Wembley Invitation (Open)
1968 - Buenos Aires Pro Championships (Professional)
1968 - Sao Paulo Pro Championships (Professional)
1968 - Pacific Southwest Championships (Open)
1968 - Madison Square Garden Fields (Professional)
1968 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1968 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1968 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1967 - Abidjan Pros (Professional)
1967 - Marseille Pros Spring (Professional)
1967 - Paris Pro Championships (Professional)
1967 - French Professional Championship (Professional)
1967 - Johannesburg Pros (Professional)
1967 - New York Pro Tournament (Amateur)
1967 - Canadian Professional Championships (Professional)
1967 - Wimbledon Pros (Professional)
1967 - World Pro Championships (Professional)
1967 - Binghampton Pro Championships (Professional)
1967 - Colonial Pro Invitation (WCT Circuit)
1967 - US Pro Grasscourt Championships (Professional)
1967 - Madison Square Garden Pro Championships (Professional)
1967 - Pacific International Pro Tournament (Professional)
1967 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1967 - Boston Pros (Professional)
1967 - Planters Pro Challenge Cup (Amateur)
1967 - Orlando Professional Championships (Professional)
1967 - San Juan Pros (Professional)
1966 - Brisbane Professional Championships (Professional)
1966 - Nancy Pros (Professional)
1966 - Forest Hills Pros (Professional)
1966 - Peacock Gap Pros (Professional)
1966 - US Pro Grasscourt Championships (Professional)
1966 - Foz Do Douro (Professional)
1966 - Melbourne Pros (Professional)
1966 - Nairobi Pros (Professional)
1966 - Abidjan Pros (Professional)
1966 - Cape Town Pros (Professional)
1966 - Johannesburg Pros (Professional)
1966 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1966 - Milan Professional Championships (Professional)
1965 - Cape Town Pros (Professional)
1965 - Masters Round Robin Professionals (Professional)
1965 - Peacock Gap Pros (Professional)
1965 - Tahoe Racquet Club Pros (Professional)
1965 - Cannes Pro Championships (Professional)
1965 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1965 - Nairobi Pros (Professional)
1965 - Rhodesian Professional Championships (Professional)
1965 - Durban Pros (Professional)
1965 - Ulster Professional Championships (Professional)
1965 - Melbourne Pros (Professional)
1965 - Italian International Professionals (Professional)
1965 - South Australia Pros (Professional)
1965 - Perth Professional Championships (Professional)
1965 - Tasmania Pros (Professional)
1965 - Oklahoma Pros (Professional)
1965 - New York Pro Tournament (Amateur)
1964 - Egyptian Professionals (Professional)
1964 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1964 - Monterrey Pros (Professional)
1964 - West Australian Pro Championships (Professional)
1964 - Geneva Professional Gold Trophy (Professional)
1964 - Biarritz Professionals (Professional)
1964 - Wembley Professional Championships (Professional)
1964 - Port Elizabeth Pros (Professional)
1964 - Johannesburg Pros (Professional)
1964 - Rhodesian Professional Championships (Professional)
1964 - Cairo International Professionals (Professional)
1963 - Cannes Pro Championships (Professional)
1963 - Kitzbühel Pros (Professional)
1963 - Dutch Professional Championships (Professional)
1963 - Rhodesian Professional Championships (Professional)
1963 - Johannesburg Pros (Professional)
1962 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
1962 - Swiss International Championships (Amateur)
1962 - Italian International Championships ()
1962 - British Hard Court Championships (Open)
1962 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1962 - Manly Seaside Tournament (Open)
1962 - Altamira International Invitation (Open)
1962 - US Open (Grandslam)
1962 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1962 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1962 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1962 - Oslo International ()
1962 - Netherlands International Championships (Open)
1962 - Queensland Hardcourts (Open)
1962 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1962 - Australian Hard Courts Championship (Amateur)
1962 - Sicilian International Championships (Amateur)
1962 - Surrey (Open)
1962 - German International Championships ()
1962 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1962 - Gstaad (ATP)
1962 - Tasmanian Championships (Amateur)
1961 - Altamira International Invitation (Open)
1961 - Auckland (ATP World Tour 250 series)
1961 - South Australian Championships ()
1961 - Kingston International Invitation (Amateur)
1961 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1961 - Bad Neuenahr (Open)
1961 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1961 - German International Championships ()
1961 - Centennial Cup Deauville (Amateur)
1961 - Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships (Amateur)
1961 - Queensland Hardcourts (Open)
1961 - Deauville (Open)
1961 - Victorian Championships (Amateur)
1961 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1961 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1960 - Lausanne (Amateur)
1960 - Maroochy Championships (Amateur)
1960 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1960 - Queensland Hardcourts (Open)
1960 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1960 - Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship (Open)
1960 - Newport Casino Tournament (Amateur)
1960 - Southampton Invitation (Long Island) (Amateur)
1960 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1959 - Central Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1959 - Wynnum (Amateur)
1958 - Maroochy Championships (Amateur)
1958 - South Coast Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Central Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Redcliffe Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Las Vegas - 1979 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1978 Sarasota Open - 1978 Las Vegas Indoor - 1978 Essen Exhibition - 1978 WCT Challenge Cup - 1977-B Wimbledon - 1977 Queens Club Tournament - 1977 Indian Wells - 1977 Philadelphia Indoors - 1977 WCT - Toronto - 1977 Las Vegas - 1977 WCT - Monterrey - 1977 WCT Challenge Cup - 1977 Cincinnati Pro Exhibition - 1977 River Oaks Tournament - 1976 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1976 Indian Wells - 1976 Philadelphia Indoors - 1976 Chicago Pro Championships - 1976 Rotterdam - 1976 World Invitation Tennis Classic - 1976 WCT - Rome - 1976 Toronto International - 1976 Detroit Round Robin - 1976 WCT Challenge Cup - 1976 Jalisco Exhibition - 1976 Mexico City Exhibition - 1976 Michigan Pro Championships - 1976 Seattle Indoor - 1976 US Open - 1975 Canadian International Championships - 1975 US Pro Championships - 1975 Altamira International Invitation - 1975 Charlotte - 1975 Philadelphia Indoors - 1975 WCT - St. Louis - 1975 WCT Finals - 1975 WCT- Sao Paulo - 1975 World Cup - 1975 Denver - 1975 Las Vegas - 1975 WCT - La Costa - 1975 World Invitation Tennis Classic - 1975 CBS Classic - 1975 WCT - St. Petersburg - 1975 Tucson - ATP - 1975 WCT - Orlando - 1975 North Conway - 1975 River Oaks Tournament - 1974 Philadelphia Indoors - 1974 WCT - London - 1974 WCT Finals - 1974 WCT- Sao Paulo - 1974 Bologna Indoor - 1974 World Cup - 1974 Denver - 1974 Las Vegas - 1974 Bretton Woods International - 1974 WCT - Tokyo - 1974 World Invitation Tennis Classic - 1974 CBS Classic - 1974 WCT - Barcelona - 1974 Tucson - ATP - 1974 WCT - Palm Desert - 1974 US Open - 1973 Canadian International Championships - 1973 Belgian International Championships - 1973 Conde de Godo - 1973 Philadelphia Open - 1973 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1973 Madrid Open - 1973 WCT - St. Louis - 1973 Atlanta Open - 1973 WCT Finals - 1973 WCT - Toronto - 1973 Hong Kong Open - 1973 Aryamehr Cup - 1973 WCT - Miami - 1973 WCT-Hilton Head - 1973 Las Vegas - 1973 Bretton Woods International - 1973 WCT - La Costa - 1973 WCT - Munich - 1973 WCT - Gothenburg - 1973 World Invitation Tennis Classic - 1973 Australian Indoors - 1973 Johannesburg Open - 1973 US Open - 1972 River Oaks Tournament - 1972 US Pro Championships - 1972 Philadelphia Open - 1972 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1972 Charlotte - 1972 Washington Open - 1972 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1972 WCT - St. Louis - 1972 WCT Finals - 1972 WCT - Toronto - 1972 Louisville Open - 1972 WCT-Quebec - 1972 WCT - Chicago - 1972 WCT - Vancouver - 1972 World Cup - 1972 WCT - Miami - 1972 WCT-Hilton Head - 1972 Denver - 1972 Las Vegas - 1972 Bretton Woods International - 1972 WCT-Cleveland - 1972 Australian Open - 1971 Wimbledon - 1971 Canadian International Championships - 1971 Pacific Coast Championship - 1971 Queens Club Tournament - 1971 Italian International Championships - 1971 US Pro Championships - 1971 Conde de Godo - 1971 British Covered Court Championships - 1971 Wills Open Championships - 1971 Washington Open - 1971 Philadelphia Indoors - 1971 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1971 WCT Finals - 1971 Bologna Indoor - 1971 Louisville Open - 1971 WCT-Quebec - 1971 WCT - Chicago - 1971 Rothman International Tournament - 1971 WCT - Vancouver - 1971 Tennis Champions Classic - 1971 Aventura Classic - 1971 WCT Dallas - 1971 Aryamehr Cup - 1971 Baton Rouge Pros - 1971 Sea Pines Pros - 1971 WCT Cologne - 1971 Stockholm Open - 1971 Wimbledon - 1970 US Open - 1970 Canadian International Championships - 1970 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1970 Irish Championships - 1970 Queens Club Tournament - 1970 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1970 US International Indoor Championships - 1970 US Pro Championships - 1970 South African Championships - 1970 Conde de Godo - 1970 British Covered Court Championships - 1970 ATP World Tour Finals - 1970 Philadelphia Open - 1970 Wills Open Championships - 1970 WCT - St. Louis - 1970 Paris Indoor - 1970 Montgomery Ward Cup - 1970 WCT - London - 1970 Dunlop Slazenger International Open - 1970 Dallas Morning News Classic - 1970 Howard Hughes Pro Invitation - 1970 National Tennis Classic - 1970 Mount Washington Invitation - 1970 Fort Worth Pros - 1970 WCT - Vancouver - 1970 German Pro Tour - 1970 Tennis Champions Classic - 1970 Los Angeles Tennis Classic - 1970 Grenoble Pro - 1970 Australian Open - 1969 Wimbledon - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 US Open - 1969 New South Wales Championships - 1969 Queens Club Tournament - 1969 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1969 US Pro Championships - 1969 South African Championships - 1969 Pro Masters - 1969 British Covered Court Championships - 1969 Madison Square Garden Fields - 1969 Auckland - 1969 Philadelphia Open - 1969 Orlando Professional Championships - 1969 Burger King Challenge Cup - 1969 Baltimore Pro Championships - 1969 Wembley Professional Championships - 1969 Oakland Pros - 1969 Portland Pros - 1969 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1969 Garden Challenge Trophy Open - 1969 Japan Professional Championships - 1969 Pacific International Pro Tournament - 1969 Wills Open Championships - 1969 Dutch Professional Championships - 1969 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1969 WCT - St. Louis - 1969 Howard Hughes Open - 1969 SPOGA cup - 1969 Madrid Pros - 1969 Barcelona Pros - 1969 Stockholm Open - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 US Open - 1968 Queens Club Tournament - 1968 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1968 British Hard Court Championships - 1968 US Pro Championships - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1968 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1968 Madison Square Garden Fields - 1968 Sao Paulo Pro Championships - 1968 Buenos Aires Pro Championships - 1968 Bogota Pro Championships - 1968 Burger King Challenge Cup - 1968 Paris Pro Championships - 1968 Wembley Invitation - 1968 South American Championship - 1968 Wembley - 1968 Midland Pros - 1968 South Texas Pros - 1968 Sao Paulo Pros - 1968 Wembley Professional Championships - 1968 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1968 Binghampton Pro Championships - 1968 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1968 Lima Pro - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1967 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1967 Orlando Professional Championships - 1967 BBC-2 World Invitation - 1967 Paris Pro Championships - 1967 Canadian Professional Championships - 1967 Pacific Coast Professionals - 1967 Johannesburg Pros - 1967 Wembley Professional Championships - 1967 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1967 New York Pro Tournament - 1967 San Juan Pros - 1967 Planters Pro Challenge Cup - 1967 Boston Pros - 1967 Pacific International Pro Tournament - 1967 US Pro Hardcourts - 1967 International Pro Cup - 1967 World Pro Championships - 1967 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1967 Binghampton Pro Championships - 1967 Cincinnati Pro Championships - 1967 Wimbledon Pros - 1967 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1967 Prague Pros - 1967 Marseille Pros Spring - 1967 Abidjan Pros - 1967 Adelaide Professional Championships - 1966 French Professional Championship - 1966 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1966 New South Wales Pro Championships - 1966 BBC-2 World Invitation - 1966 Johannesburg Pros - 1966 Cape Town Pros - 1966 Wembley Professional Championships - 1966 US Pro Hardcourts - 1966 World Pro Championships - 1966 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1966 Senegal Pros - 1966 Melbourne Pros - 1966 Brisbane Professional Championships - 1966 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1966 Milan Professional Championships - 1966 Barcelona Pros - 1966 French Pro Events - 1966 Peacock Gap Pros - 1966 Newport Pro Tournament - 1966 Nairobi Pros - 1966 Nancy Pros - 1966 Forest Hills Pros - 1966 Foz Do Douro - 1966 Benoni Professionals - 1966 Uganda Pros - 1966 Abidjan Pros - 1966 Hollywood Pro Challenge Cup b - 1966 French Professional Championship - 1965 New South Wales Pro Championships - 1965 Cannes Pro Championships - 1965 Johannesburg Pros - 1965 Durban Pros - 1965 Port Elizabeth Pros - 1965 Cape Town Pros - 1965 Wembley Professional Championships - 1965 New York Pro Tournament - 1965 Italian International Professionals - 1965 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1965 WCT - St. Louis - 1965 Melbourne Pros - 1965 Perth Professional Championships - 1965 Brisbane Professional Championships - 1965 South Australia Pros - 1965 Oklahoma Pros - 1965 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1965 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1965 Milan Professional Championships - 1965 Masters Round Robin Professionals - 1965 Aix-Les-Baines Professionals - 1965 South Africa Professional Matches - 1965 Tasmania Pros - 1965 Peacock Gap Pros - 1965 Seafirst-Greater Seattle Pros - 1965 Tahoe Racquet Club Pros - 1965 Greater Washington Pros - 1965 Newport Pro Tournament - 1965 Rimini Pros - 1965 Nairobi Pros - 1965 Ulster Professional Championships - 1965 US Pro Championships - 1964 US Pro Indoors - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1964 World Professional Tournament - 1964 Cannes Pro Championships - 1964 Baltimore Pro Championships - 1964 Johannesburg Pros - 1964 Port Elizabeth Pros - 1964 Cape Town Pros - 1964 Wembley Professional Championships - 1964 Dutch Professional Championships - 1964 Milwaukee Pros - 1964 WCT - St. Louis - 1964 Melbourne Pros - 1964 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1964 West Australian Pro Championships - 1964 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1964 Masters Round Robin Professionals - 1964 La Baule Professionals - 1964 Knokke-Le-Zoute Professionals - 1964 Monterrey Pros - 1964 Montreux Pros - 1964 Biarritz Professionals - 1964 Wembley Pros - lesser meeting - 1964 South Africa Professional Matches - 1964 Cairo International Professionals - 1964 French Pro Events - 1964 Egyptian Professionals - 1964 Nairobi Pros - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1963 World Professional Tournament - 1963 San Diego Pro Championships - 1963 Cannes Pro Championships - 1963 Johannesburg Pros - 1963 Wembley Professional Championships - 1963 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1963 Italian International Professionals - 1963 Japan Professional Championships - 1963 Dutch Professional Championships - 1963 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1963 Portschach Pros - 1963 Kramer Cup - 1963 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1963 Kitzbühel Pros - 1963 Australian Open - 1962 Wimbledon - 1962 South Australian Championships - 1962 Roland Garros - 1962 US Open - 1962 Victorian Championships - 1962 New South Wales Championships - 1962 Swiss International Championships - 1962 Irish Championships - 1962 Queens Club Tournament - 1962 Italian International Championships - 1962 Netherlands International Championships - 1962 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1962 US International Indoor Championships - 1962 British Hard Court Championships - 1962 River Oaks Tournament - 1962 German International Championships - 1962 Queensland Championships - 1962 West of England Championships - 1962 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1962 Tasmanian Championships - 1962 Sicilian International Championships - 1962 Caribbean Championships - 1962 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1962 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1962 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1962 Altamira International Invitation - 1962 Colombia International - 1962 Mexico International - 1962 Oslo International - 1962 Masters Invitation - 1962 Gstaad - 1962 Kitzbühel - 1962 Queensland Hardcourts - 1962 Surrey - 1962 Saltsjoebaden - 1962 Tuscaloosa Grass Court Invitation - 1962 Australian Open - 1961