Rod Laver:- Rodney George Laver, a former tennis player from Australia. Laver was regarded as the top professional in the world in some sources in 1964, in all sources from 1965 to 1969, and in some sources in 1970, which covers the four years prior to and three years following the beginning of the Open Era in 1968. In 1961 and 1962, Lance Tingay, Tingay, and Ned Potter regarded him as the best amateur player in the world.
Laver’s professional career is thought to have contributed to a net worth of about $28 million as of January 2023.
Laver, who was 27 at the time, married Mary Benson in San Rafael, California in 1966. She was a three-parent divorcee and native Illinoisan by the name of Mary Shelby Peterson. After their wedding ceremony, several well-known tennis players, including Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Roy Emerson, Mal Anderson, and Barry MacKay, stood outside the church and raised their tennis rackets to form an archway for the newlyweds to pass beneath.
On August 9, 1938, Rodney George Laver, a former tennis player from Australia, was born. Laver was still a teenager when he decided to drop out of school and begin a 24-year tennis career. Charlie Hollis was his coach in Queensland. Later, Harry Hopman, the captain of Australia’s Davis Cup team, gave Laver the moniker “Rocket.” In 1957, Laver was the US and Australian Junior champions.
Roy Laver was the name of his father. He butchered and managed livestock. Melba Roffey is the name of his mother. Almost nothing is known about Reffoy.
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) January 25, 2023