Friday, 20 April 2012

Ken Rosewell

Ken Rosewell Biography
Full name:     Kenneth Robert Rosewall
bio:     Rosewall was a champion tennis player, renowned for his backhand. He had an exceptionally long career at the highest levels, spanning from the early 1950s to the early 1970s.
also known as:     "Muscles", a sarcastic nickname becasue he was quite thin.
family:     His parents played tennis and owned tennis courts, giving him a good background in the game
born:     November 02, 1934 in Sydney
physical attributes:     Height: 5-foot-7
Weight: 135 pounds
sport:     Tennis, plays left handed
rep. country:     Australia
achievements:bust of Ken Rosewall    
    won 18 Grand Slam titles in total
    Grand Slam singles tournaments (8 titles)
        Australian Open: 1953, 1955, 1971, 1972
        French Open: 1953, 1968
        U.S. Open: 1956, 1970
what you may not know:    
    attended Kogarah High School 1947-1949
    Although he was a natural left-hander, he was taught by his father to play right-handed, thus developing his super backhand. turned pro in 1957
   became the youngest ever Australian Open Champion in 1953, aged 18
   At age 37, he became the oldest Australian Open Champion in 1972.
   During Rosewall's long playing career. he remained virtually injury-free, which helped him to still
   win  tournaments at the age of 43, and remain ranked in the top 15 in the world.
   Although he was a finalist four times at Wimbledon, it was the one major tournament that eluded him.
   Inducted into the Internation Tennis Hall of Fame in 1980
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Connors US Open 1974 v Rosewall 2/2

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