1. Rod Laver has celebrated the total number of 80 birthdays till date.
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14. At the tender age of 13, Rod Laver took on his older brother Bob in the finals of the junior division of the Central Queensland Championship.
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24. Rod Laver joined the professional tennis circuit in 1963 and as a consequence was banned from competing in the amateur Grand Slams until the start of the Open Era at the 1968 French Open.
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26. Rod Laver was present at Wimbledon to witness Federer make tennis history, when he surpassed Pete Sampras' record by winning his 15th Grand Slam Title.
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28. In 2009 Rod Laver was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.
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37. Rod Laver had another, even longer rivalry with his fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson.
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47. In 1965, Rod Laver was clearly the No 1 professional player, winning 17 titles and 13 of 18 matches against Rosewall.
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50. Rod Laver lost only one set the whole tournament, to Manuel Santana in a quarterfinal, who held a set point for a two set lead.
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