Laver won 2 true Full Grand Slams - that is, he won all four Major titles - Wimbledon, the French, US and Australian - in the same calendar year twice: in 1962 and in 1969. He is the only player in history to do so.
He is also the only player in history to win the full grand slam in singles titles and also win a grand slam doubles title in that same calendar year, being in 1969: partnered by the great Roy Emerson, the two won the Australian Open.
In total, Laver won 11 grand slam singles events and 6 grand slam doubles titles, making him probably the most "complete" player in history to date.
During the earlier 1960's, while major tennis players were divided into 'professional' circuits as opposed to 'amateur' circuits, Laver was also the only person ever to win the 'grand slam' of professional tennis, in 1967: so one could effectively say that technically, he won 3 Grand Slams in major tennis worldwide!!!
Such feats, of course, are never likely to ever be repeated.
Rod Laver - 1962 and 1969
Rod Laver won the first open era Wimbledon.
2 Australian Opens 1 Wimbledon
Rod Laver won the first open era Wimbledon. :)
According to the ATP website (refer to the link, below), Australian tennis player, Rod Laver, won 40 singles and 28 doubles titles during his career, including two Grand Slams. Refer to the Wikipedia link, below, for further information.
roy emerson won 28 mayjors and 6 of them are australian open
The name of the first player to win both the French and Spanish Pelota championships is Rod Laver of Australia.
Australia's last Davis Cup win was in 2003 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Australia defeated Spain 3-1 in the final.
Rod Laver was the only Tennis player who won the Grand Slams in both amateur and open era.
Very few players have won the Grand Slam; Donald Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) are the only men to win all four tournaments in the same year!!!