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Roy Stanley Emerson

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
Nationality: Australian
Categories: Athlete, Tennis Player

1936 – Roy Stanley Emerson, born on the 3rd of November in a farm in Blackbutt, Queensland. He is a former Australian tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 16 Grand Slam men’s doubles titles.

1959 – Won his first Grand Slam doubles title at Wimbledon (partnering Neale Fraser).

1961 – He captured his first Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Championships, beating compatriot Rod Laver in four sets in the final.
       – Claimed his second Grand Slam singles crown when he again beat Laver in the final of the U.S. Championships.

1963 – 1967 – Won five consecutive men’s singles titles at the Australian Championships. His six Australian singles crowns are a record for a male player.

1963 – Capture his first French Championships singles title, beating Pierre Darmon in the final.

1964 – First Wimbledon singles title came, with a final victory over Fred Stolle.

       – Won 55 consecutive matches during and finished the year with 109 victories out of 115 matches. He won three of the year’s four Grand Slam events that year (failing to win only the French Open).

1964 – 1965 – He was the world’s No. 1 amateur player according to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph.

1965 – He successfully defended his Australian and Wimbledon singles crowns.

1966 – He was the heavy favourite to win Wimbledon again, but during his fourth round match he skidded while chasing the ball and crashed into the umpire’s stand, injuring his shoulder. He still finished the match, but was unable to win.

1967 – His last Grand Slam singles title came at the French Championships.

1971 – His fnal Grand Slam doubles title was won at Wimbledon (partnering Laver).

1973 – His last good year was when he was still in the Top 20 owing to his winning his 105th and final career title at the Pacific Coast Championships in San Francisco. He defeated Roscoe Tanner, Arthur Ashe, and Bjorn Borg in the last three rounds of that tournament.

1977 – He virtually retired, playing just a few tournaments.

1982 – He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

1983 – He made a last appearance in the Gstaad, Switzerland tournament.