Stars of Sport

Title:
Stars of Sport
NFSA ID:
85311
Year:
1962
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

This short newsreel clip marks the return of the 'Rockhampton Rocket', world No. 1 tennis player Rod Laver, to Brisbane in 1962.

Laver was the world No.1 amateur player from 1961–62 and the No. 1 professional player from 1964–70 when he won 10 or more titles every year for seven consecutive years.

He won Wimbledon four times and the Grand Slam twice, in 1962 and 1969. His 200 singles titles is the most in tennis history, making him one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

The home of the Australian Open in Melbourne was renamed the Rod Laver Arena in his honour, in 2000.

Production company:
Cinesound Movietone Productions