Ken Rosewall Biography

Kenneth Robert Rosewall AM, MBE is a former world top-ranking amateur and professional tennis player from Australia. He won a record 25 tennis Majors including 8 Grand Slam singles titles and before the Open Era a record 15 Pro Slam titles and a record 35 Major finals overall. He won the Pro Grand Slam in 1963. Rosewall won 9 slams in doubles with a career double grand slam. He is considered to be one of the top male tennis players of all time. He had a renowned backhand and enjoyed a long career at the highest levels from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. Rosewall one of the two best male players for about nine years and was the World No. 1 player for a number of years in the early 1960s. He was ranked among the top 20 players, amateur or professional, every year from 1952 through 1977. Rosewall is the only player to have simultaneously held Pro Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces. At the 1971 Australian Open he became the first male player during the open era to win a Grand Slam tournament without dropping a set.

A natural left-hander, he was taught by his father to play right-handed. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ken Rosewall
Nationality:
Australia
Profession:
Tennis player
Date of Birth:
November 2, 1934 (87)
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Marriages
  • 1956-10-06
    Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia
Ken Rosewall Timeline
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Ken Rosewall. [Internet]. 2022. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/ken-rosewall/bio [Accessed 07 Oct 2022].

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"Ken Rosewall." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2022. Web. 07 Oct 2022.

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