Athlete Profile: Rod Laver
Weight: 150 lbs. (68 KG)
Height: 5’8″ (173 CM)
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Ranking: 6th all-time
Coach: Harry Hopman, Tony Roche
Career Titles: 200+
Although originally from Rochhampton, Queensland Laver has lived in California with his wife Mary Laver since their marriage in 1966. You can catch a statue of the tennis legend outside the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, named in his honor. In 2003, he was honored with his portrait on a postage stamp by the Australia Post Australian Legends Award. Although he currently resides in Carlsbad, California, Laver has returned to his home country multiple times to reward Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at the Australian Open.