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Ken Rosewall
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Tennis Player
    (November 2, 1934- )
    Born in Sydney, Australia
    Won four Australian Opens (1953,1955,1971-72), two French Opens (1953,1968) and two US Opens (1956,1970)
    Four-time Wimbledon finalist (1954,1956,1970,1974)
    Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (1980)
    At 5'7 and 145 pounds, he was given the ironic nickname 'Muscles.'
    He was a natural left-hander who was taught to play right-handed, which contributed to his weak serve.
    He was unable to play Grand Slam events during his peak years because pros were banned from them until 1968.
    He said of his Wimbledon finals, 'I lost the first two because I was too young and lost the last two because I was too old.'
    He was both the youngest (19 in 1954) and oldest (37 in 1972) male winner of the Australian Open.
    His backhand was chosen by Tennis.com for their 'Greatest Shots in Tennis History' series.
    John Newcombe said, 'He was probably the most accurate hitter of the ball that has ever been. He was like a swordsman; he would slice people to pieces, players much bigger than him.'
    He was named an Australian Living Treasure (1997).

Credit: C. Fishel


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