Ken Rosewall

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Tennis Player
Date of Birth November 2, 1934
Place of Birth Sydney, Australia
Age 86 years old
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Ken Rosewall

Kenneth Robert Rosewall is a former world top-ranking amateur and professional tennis player from Australia. He won a record 23 tennis Majors, including 8 Grand Slam singles titles and, before the Open Era, a record 15 Pro Slam titles; overall, he reached a record 35 Major finals. He won the Pro Grand Slam in 1963. Rosewall won 9 slams in doubles with a career doubles grand slam. He had a renowned backhand and enjoyed a long career at the highest levels from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. Rosewall was world No. 1 player for a number of years in the early 1960s in some rankings. Rosewall was first ranked in the top 20 in 1952 and last ranked in the top 20 in 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.

Full name: Kenneth Robert Rosewall
Country (sports): Australia
Residence: Sydney, Australia
Born: November 2, 1934, Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.7 m
Turned pro: 1956
Retired: 1980
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand), born left-handed
Prize money: US$ 1,602,700
Int. Tennis HoF: 1980 (member page)
Career record: 1655–627 (%) (during pre Open Era & Open Era)
Career titles: 133 (35 listed by the ATP)
Highest ranking: No. 1 (1960, Lance Tingay)
Australian Open: W (1953, 1955, 1971, 1972)
French Open: W (1953, 1968)
Wimbledon: F (1954, 1956, 1970, 1974)
US Open: W (1956, 1970)
TOC: F (1958)
Tour Finals: RR – 3rd (1970)
WCT Finals: W (1971, 1972)
US Pro: W (1963, 1965)
Wembley Pro: W (1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)
French Pro: W (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
Career record: 211–113 (Open Era)
Career titles: 14 listed by the ATP
Australian Open: W (1953, 1956, 1972)
French Open: W (1953, 1968)
Wimbledon: W (1953, 1956)
US Open: W (1956, 1969)
Career record: 21–6
Career titles: 1
French Open: SF (1953)
Wimbledon: F (1954)
US Open: W (1956)
Davis Cup: W (1953, 1955, 1956, 1973)

About Ken Rosewall

Australian tennis pro who won 23 Majors throughout a career that lasted from 1956 until 1980.

Before Fame

He reached the semifinals in 1950 for the New South Wales Metropolitan Championships when he was only 15.


He earned recognition as one of the best tennis players of all time.

Family Life

He fathered two sons, Brett and Glenn.


He and Don Budge's tennis styles have been compared over the years.

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  • International Tennis Hall of Fame inductees
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  • Grand Slam (tennis) champions in mixed doubles
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