Rod Laver is a well-known Australian tennis player. He was most likely ranked No. 1 professional from 1964 to 1970, four years before and three years after the Open Era began in 1968. In 1961–62, he was also the top-ranked amateur.
|Real Name||Rodney George Laver|
|Date of Birth||9 August 1938|
|Famous as||Tennis Player|
|Birth Place||Rockhampton, Australia|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight||Approx 68 kg
|Net Worth||$ 20 Million|
Rod Laver Wiki
Rod Laver was born on August 9, 1938, in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Rodney George Laver is his birth name, and he is currently 80 years old. Roy Laver is his father’s name, and Melba Roffey is his mother’s. In Queensland, he received his tuition from great tennis player Harry Hopman.
Trevor Laver, Lois Laver, and Bob Laver are his four siblings. Rod was born in Australia, but his ethnicity is unknown. Leo is his zodiac sign. Rod is a school dropout, according to his educational background. There is no information on his academic accomplishments.
Rod Laver Height and Weight
Rod stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. He also weighs 69 kilograms. Rod’s eye color is blue and his hair is grey.
Rodney Laver won 17 tennis championships in 1962, including four Grand Slam titles. He was a member of the Australian squad that won the Davis Cup in December 1962. From 1963 to 1970 he won five times at the ‘U.S. Pro Tennis Championships’. Rod Laver was the first person to win the ‘Open Era’ championship at ‘Wimbledon’.
So far, he has won 106 of the 132 matches he has played in. Won numerous tournaments such as the ‘South African Open’ and ‘Wembley British Indoor’.
Rod Laver’s Net worth
His net worth is believed to be approximately $28 million as a result of his professional career.
Rod Laver’s Wife, Marriage
Rod Laver is happily married. On June 20, 1966, he married Mary Shelby Bensen, a divorcee with three children from a previous marriage. Ken Rosewall, Barry MacKay, Mal Anderson, and Lew Hoad were among the tennis stars who attended their wedding in California. Rick Laver was the couple’s son, and they lived in a variety of California homes. Her marriage lasted until November 12, 2012, when she died.