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Rod Laver: Casper Ruud is the real thing

Australian tennis legend Rod Laver dropped a major praise on Casper Ruud, saying the Norwegian is the "real thing." On Sunday, Ruud saw off Cameron Norrie 6-0 6-2 to win the San Diego Open title. Laver, a former world No. 1, was in the stands watching the final. "This kid...
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Roger Federer: Rod Laver is an absolute legend and icon

Record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer paid respect to Australian tennis legend Rod Laver as he is grateful to what Laver and other legends did for the game. Laver, a former world No. 1, is an absolute icon and Federer acknowledged that. Laver was the last player to win...
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Boston Globe

Rod Laver, one of tennis’s grandest champions, reconnects with the past at Longwood

NEWTON — Rod Laver is beside himself. No, really. Laver is actually beside himself, posing and pointing at a picture from one of his many tennis victories at Longwood Cricket Club, channeling long-ago memories of a storied career that just recently retained one of the game’s most hallowed records (more on that in a minute), a career set to be celebrated in these parts with the upcoming Laver Cup.
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Rod Laver at U.S. Open final to see if Novak Djokovic achieves Calendar Slam

Novak Djokovic was playing for history on Sunday at the U.S. Open, and Rod Laver was in attendance for the big match. Djokovic was facing Daniil Medvedev in the final and looking to win the Calendar Grand Slam. Laver, who achieved the feat in 1962 and 1969, and Don Budge in 1938, are the only men to have won all four majors in the same calendar year.
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New York Post

Rod Laver rooting for Novak Djokovic to make Grand Slam history

If Novak Djokovic pulls off “The” Grand Slam Sunday by winning the U.S. Open title, 83-year-old Rod Laver is to be summoned from his Rolex Suite to the court for the championship ceremony. Laver, the last man to sweep all four of the year’s majors 52 years ago, believes he...
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Rod Laver backs Novak Djokovic to achieve calendar Grand Slam: 'I would be thrilled'

Don Budge and Rod Laver are the only players with a calendar Grand Slam on their tallies. Budge achieved that in 1938, and Laver repeated the feat in 1962 and again in 1969, the first complete season of the Open era. In the past 50 years, many great players have tried to add their names to that impressive list, and they have all failed, unable to keep the form and beat their opponents at least at the opening three Majors.
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Rod Laver congratulates Novak Djokovic on winning Wimbledon

Australian tennis legend Rod Laver congratulated to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after the Serb captured his sixth Wimbledon title. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, overcame Matteo Berrettini in four sets to win his 20th Grand Slam title. Djokovic has now tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal...
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