Rod Laver
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/highestsinglesranking = No. "1" (1961, The Daily Telegraph/Lance Tingay)

/AustralianOpenresult = "W" (1960 Australian Championships – Men's Singles/1960, 1962 Australian Championships – Men's Singles/1962, 1969 Australian Open – Men's Singles/1969)

/FrenchOpenresult = "W" (1962 French Championships – Men's Singles/1962, 1969 French Open – Men's Singles/1969)

/Wimbledonresult = "W" (1961 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles/1961, 1962 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles/1962, 1968 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles/1968, 1969 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles/1969)

/USOpenresult = "W" (1962 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles/1962, 1969 US Open – Men's Singles/1969)

/Othertournaments = yes

/MastersCupresult = RR – 2nd (1970 Pepsi-Cola Masters – Singles/1970)

/WCTFinalsresult = F (1971 World Championship Tennis Finals – Singles/1971, 1972 World Championship Tennis Finals – Singles/1972)

/Promajors = yes

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There's a lot of ingredients go into being a good tennis player.

The next point -- that's all you must think about.

He wasn't his usual self, with that desire to win points and how he says to players: 'You have to beat me', ... Maybe he was concerned on getting himself right for the US Open.

There's a lot of competition now and a lot of the players have adapted his game to what they do, keeping the ball in play and chasing balls down.

That's a pretty good start, and he's 24. It's certainly amazing how well he plays in the finals. I wouldn't bet against him.

I wouldn't bet against him. He's got so much talent.

When you've got your man down, rub him out.

An otherwise happily married couple may turn a mixed doubles game into a scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

When you have the opportunity, you strike.