Popular Tennis Player Roy Emerson

Roy Emerson

Roy Emerson, an Australian tennis legend, won 28 Grand Slam titles in his career. He won 16 of them in men’s doubles while the remaining 12 came in men’s singles. Before Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, Roy was the only player to have won 11 Grand Slam titles. Players and critics consider Roy as the greatest player of all the times.

Emerson started his winning journey in 1959 with his first Gran Slam win in Wimbledon. A year later, he grabbed another two Grand Slams, one in Australian Open while the other one in US Open. He beat tennis legend Rod Laver to win both the titles.

Emerson won 55 matches in 1964 without losing anything at all. His winning streak gave him a win loss record of 109-6, which is considered the best in a year by any player. Although he wasn’t able to win French Open that year, he did win another three Grand Slams.

Emerson won Australian Open six times, which is a record. No other player has even done that. Out of these six titles, Emerson won five consecutively from 1963-1967. For this achievement alone, Emerson is thought of as the greatest tennis player ever to play Australian Open. Emerson also won his first French Open during these years.

Emerson had an amazing serve. His volley was also deadly. His fitness levels were so amazing that he continued playing for long without having any kind of an injury. Also, his physical fitness helped him to grab victories on different surfaces including the hard court.

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1960-1969

Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1960-1969

Australian Open tennis tournament is the first Grand Slam of the year that is played in the last fortnight of January. It is a hard court tournament and played at the Melbourne Park. Over the last decades, the greatest tennis players, both male and female have displayed tremendous talents and played some extraordinary games at the Australian Open tournament. Some have ruled the court over an extended period of time making it impossible for other players to penetrate the consistent win cycle. In the male category, famous male tennis players Rod Laver and Roy Emerson ruled the hard court Australian Open. Here are the winners and runner-ups (male players) of Australian Open from 1960-1969:

Year 1960- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Neale Fraser

Year 1961- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Rod Laver

Year 1962: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male) Roy Emerson

Year 1963: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ken Fletcher

Australian open Tennis: 1964 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1965: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1966: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arther Ashe

Year 1967: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Year 1968: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Bill Bowrey
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Juan Gisbert

Year 1969: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andres Gimeno


US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1969-1960

Rod Laver, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1969-1960

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Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 1969-1960

Rod Laver, Wimbledon winners 1960-1969

Wimbledon in the era of 1969-1960 fulfilled the dream of Australian tennis players, who held the trophy and the runner-up position for almost throughout the era. The famous male tennis player of that era was Rod Laver. He is the only player who has won all the four Grand Slams in one year, first as an amateur in 1962 and then as a professional in 1969. Rod Laver won 4 Wimbledon titles in his career in the 60’s and owned 11 Grand Slam titles overall in his absolutely fantastic career.

Also among the tennis player ranking profile is Roy Emerson, who won the title twice. The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1969: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1969: John Newcombe

Year 1968-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1968: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1968: Tony Roche

Year 1967-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1967: John Newcombe
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1967: Wilhelm Bungert

Year 1966-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1966: Manuel Santana
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1966: Dennis Ralston

Year 1965-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1965: Roy Emerson
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1965: Fred Stolle

Year 1964-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1964: Roy Emerson
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1964: Fred Stolle

Year 1963-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1963: C.R Mckinley
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1963: Fred Stolle

Year 1962-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1962: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1962: Martin Mulligan

Year 1961-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1961: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1961: Chuck McKinley

Year 1960-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1960: Neale Fraser
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1960: Rod Laver

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall

The era of 1969-1960 in French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning the title. However out of these names, one of the greatest tennis players was Roy Emerson who showed his fantastic capability to play on clay court and won many French Open Championships. Roy Emerson won 2 single French Open titles and 6 doubles French Open titles in his tennis career. His overall Grand Slams titles are 12 which shows his exquisite tennis skills. Rod Laver, Australia’s greatest tennis player, won 11 Grand Slams out of which 2 were French Open titles. Ken Rosewall with 12 grand slams in his career, won two French Open titles in the 60’s.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1969: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1969: Ken Rosewall

Year 1968

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1968: Ken Rosewall
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1968: Rod Laver

Year 1967

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1967: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1967: Tony Roche

Year 1966

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1966: Tony Roche
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1966: Istvan Gulyas

Year 1965

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1965: Fred Stolle
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1965: Tony Roche

Year 1964

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1964: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1964: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1963

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1963: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1963: Pierre Darmon

Year 1962

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1962: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1962: Roy Emerson

Year 1961

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1961: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1961: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1960

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1960: Nicola Pietrangeli
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1960: Luis Ayala

Top ten male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Federer, Agassi, Top ten male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

The famous Melbourne Park in Australia arranges the Australian Open event every year in the closing weeks of January. Since 1988, the Australian Open has been played on hard courts. One of the most prominent features of Australian Open is the retractable roof in the two main courts of the Hisense Arena and Rod Laver Arena. The Australian open has been a stage to greatest tennis players who have set records in this grand slam. Not every tennis player enjoys success on hard court, especially players who are masters of the clay surface. Sampras, famous for numerous records, wasn’t able to show his convincing skills on the hard court of Australian Open which definitely showed his limitation. However American Agassi and Swiss Federer with their 4 Australian Open titles depicted their excellent grip on hard court as well. 

The top ten best male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles are as follows:

1)      Kenneth Robert Rosewall

2)      Roy Stanley Emerson

3)      Mats Wilander

4)      Andre Agassi

5)      Roger Federer

6)      Rafael Nadal

7)      Rod Laver

8)      Stefan Edberg

9)      Jim Courier

10)   Ivan Lendl

These best tennis players have been successful in winning the most titles in the Australian Open.  Among these stars, Roy Emerson is leading with his record of six Australian Open titles, which is still to be conquered by second-leading tennis star Roger Federer with four Australian Open titles. Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier were famous for their hard court performances and managed to win the Australian grand slam too. However, Roy is the only name that has been successfully ruled the Australian Open championship. 

Top ten male tennis players of Australian Open-All time

Top ten male tennis players of Australian Open-All time, Roy Emerson

The Australian Open is the first tournament of all the Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The other tournaments in the grand slam include French Open Championship, Wimbledon Championship and US Open Championship. The game is held on a hard court in Melbourne Park. The Australian Open also has an indoor play like that of Wimbledon Championships. The Australian Open is played on a hard court surface. On hard courts the bouncing is more than any other surfaces. This will cause the raising of the ball to a great extent. The Australian Open needs some tact and knack while playing. The tennis players need to be absolutely fast and must be brilliant enough to predict the turn of the ball upon the various kinds of shots. The Australian Open does not enjoy the network covering and broadcasting like all other Tennis tournaments. The Australian Open tennis tournament was excelled by famous male tennis players in tennis who proved to be great on all other courts like the hard court . These few men have carved a niche for themselves through an ultimate focus and brilliant strategy. The below mentioned list of top ten Men Champions in the Australian Open  are magnificent players who have enthralled the audience with some of the most memorable Australian tournaments ever. These men are known to be trendsetter in the tennis arena and have earned titles and Championships in other tournaments as well.

  1. Roy Emerson
  2. Andre Agassi
  3. Jack Crawford
  4. Roger Federer
  5. Ken Rosewall
  6. James Anderson
  7. Rod Laver
  8. Adrian Quist
  9. Mats Wilander
  10. Boris Becker

Interestingly, most of these players are of Australian origin and have done well in all  tournaments conducted in their home land. These top ten men are a great source of inspiration for the young people who wish to make it big in tennis world.

Legendary Pete Sampras in Wimbledon

Legendary Pete Sampras in Wimbledon

Greatest tennis player Pete Sampras, the legendary king of tennis, with his 14 Grand Slam titles, has been the only player who never showed his emotions or broke into tears with such a grand career. Out of his 14 Grand Slams, Peter claimed 7 titles of Wimbledon, which is the most outstanding record in the history of Wimbledon. He stands alone in this record on Wimbledon and is still cherished for his magnanimous performance.

USA tennis player, Sampras has always felt comfortable and homey in England when it came to tennis and rocked the Wimbledon world with his extravagant records. As soon as he entered the green court of Wimbledon, his spirits used to get a momentum and fired up against the opponent. Sampras owned Wimbledon court and made himself a mentor for everyone to follow. He is the only player who was able to win three consecutive Wimbledon titles twice (1993-1995, 1997-2000). Sampras is the only tennis player who never lost the final of Wimbledon.

In his 13th Grand Slam play at Wimbledon, Sampras showed his hidden emotions when he broke best tennis player Roy Emerson’s record. Pete broke into tears when he played the last point and ran off to his parents and embraced them! What a moment it was for him, his family and the tennis world! No wonder people envy the ones who were able to watch Sampras play in the court.

Sampras along with his dim smile, humble body language, and tremendously controlled emotions has been the ideal and classic sportsman in the tennis world!

Winners of most French Open doubles titles

Winners of most French Open doubles titles, Max Decugis

In a limited area of the Garros court, four players, two on each side of the net, move back and forth and sit around waiting for their turn to play. Wait a minute. Four players in one court? Yes! We are talking about the Men’s Doubles title which is always a treat to watch, as no matter how much the Garros produces friction, the game goes on really quickly. The four men manage to run around the court and work out with their partners in developing the best coordination to play the shots.

Like all other Grand Slams, Garros also provide a platform for doubles and always an interesting watch. Many records have been set in the doubles title of Garros in the past which includes the male tennis stars who won the most doubles titles and those who won the consecutive double titles as well. So here is a quick flashback!

Era before 1968

The 14 titles of men’s double before 1968 belonged to Max Decugis who with his excellent play made this record and got massive fame. Along with him, Roy Emerson claimed six doubles titles before 1968.

Era after 1967

After 1967, Paul Haarhuis, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Leander Paes won three doubles titles.

Consecutive win of doubles titles

Along with this, there are players who have set the record of consecutive wins of doubles titles in Garros. The era could be divided into the following:

Era before 1968

Max Decugis won 13 consecutive doubles titles from year 1902 to 1914. Till this date, no one in the tennis world has reached this record. Along with him, again it’s Roy Emerson who won 6 titles of doubles between 1960 and 1965.

Era after 1967

After 1967, Gene Mayer won twice with Hank Pfister and Sandy Mayor in 1978 and 1979. Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Daniel Vacek won consecutively twice in 1996 and 1997 respectively. Last in Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi won two consecutive doubles titles in the years 2005 and 2006.

As the Garros event takes place every year, there is an opportunity for young lads like Nadal to break one of these records or at least level them.

A big applause for the legendary players!

Record Holders of French Open (Men)

by on May 26, 2009
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Record Holders of French Open (Men), Rafael Nadal

The history of the French Open Tennis  is full of ups and downs. Some became kings and for some there was nothing. Looking at the record book of the French Open Tennis, Bjorn Borg with six single titles and Henri Cochet with four hold the top two slots. Rafael Nadal stands by them as he has broken equalled the record of Bjorn with 6 titles. Nadal has already bagged 6 consecutive French Open Tennis titles and is eyeing for a 7th one. Again, most consecutive titles are held by Bjorn Borg, which is now shared by Rafael Nadal. At the Roland Garros, Henri Cochet has won the most titles in all events where he has won four singles, three doubles and two mixed.

The most Open Era match-winning Tennis player was Guillermo Vilas with stats of 56-17 followed by Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi registering corresponding figures of 53-12 and 51-15. The double title ace goes to Roy Emerson as he has won six double titles in the French Open. The youngest tennis champion at the Roland Garros was Michael Chang, who won the trophy in 1989 at the age of 17 years and 3 months; Mats Wilander is the next champion to follow who at the age of 17 years and 9 months created history in 1982. Bjorn Borg won the French Open crown in 1974 at the age of 18 years.