Roy Emerson Biography

Roy Stanley Emerson is an Australian former number one tennis player who won 12 amateur Grand Slam tournament singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles. He is the only male player to have completed an amateur Career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles. His 28 Major titles are an all-time record for a male amateur player. Roy Emerson is the first male player to win each amateur Major title at least twice in his career. In the history of tennis, only Margaret Court achieved this feat before him. He is one of only seven men to win all four Majors in his career. He was the first male player to win 12 Majors, though all his majors were won as an amateur, when most of the world's best players, including Pancho Gonzales, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, were playing the professional circuit. His 12 wins were surpassed by Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, all of whom won their titles in the open era. Emerson is only one of five tennis players all-time to win multiple slam sets in two disciplines, only matched by Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Frank Sedgman and Serena Williams. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Roy Emerson
Nationality:
Australia
Profession:
Tennis player
Date of Birth:
November 3, 1936 (81)
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Roy Emerson Timeline
Cite this page
APA Style

Roy Emerson. (2018). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 2:45am UTC, Oct 20, 2018, from historyhop.com/famous-people/roy-emerson/bio.

Harvard Style

Roy Emerson. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: historyhop.com/famous-people/roy-emerson/bio [Accessed 20 Oct 2018].

MLA Style

"Roy Emerson." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2018. Web. 20 Oct 2018.

You might also be interested in these people ...

If something isn't right with this biography, or you feel something should be added, or removed, please let us know.


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31