Rod Laver To Be Honoured By The International Tennis Hall of Fame

by The Insider on April 17, 2009 · 0 comments

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rod-laver-australian-tennis-star-player-best-everThe International Tennis Hall of Fame will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rod Laver’s 1969 Grand Slam, the last time a man won all four of the major tournaments in the same year.

The 40th anniversary of Laver’s feat will be marked with a special presentation during the hall’s 2009 induction ceremony in July.

Laver, who was inducted in 1981, will be officially named a life trustee of the hall.

Hall chairman Christopher Clouser said on Thursday “Laver is arguably the best tennis player ever to swing a racquet” and that “beyond being a great champion of tennis, he is a great person and ambassador of tennis who continues to give back to our sport.”

Laver, the Australian who now lives in California, won 11 major singles titles, including calendar-year slams in 1962 and 1969.

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