Laver Receives Australian Honor

pc1

G.O.A.T.
He deserves it. He was a great player that contributed so much to the game today. Pro Tennis was dying in the early 1960s when they signed Laver out of the amateurs. Laver is one of the players that contributed to the start of Open Tennis. I guess others would be Kramer, Segura, Sedgman, Hoad, Rosewall, Gonzalez among others.

Didn't see this until now. Thank Hoodjem.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Always wondered why Laver never received a knighthood (up to 1975, Australian citizens could still receive British honours). After all, Don Bradman was knighted. What did he do for Australian cricket that Laver didn't do for Australian tennis?
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
Always wondered why Laver never received a knighthood (up to 1975, Australian citizens could still receive British honours). After all, Don Bradman was knighted. What did he do for Australian cricket that Laver didn't do for Australian tennis?
Agreed, they're pretty equivalent.

Perhaps the reason is that, in those days, sportsmen were generally not knighted until they'd retired. Laver was still playing (albeit near the end of his career) in 1975.
 
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