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    Rod Laver, considered by many to be the greatest men's tennis player of all time, is reported to have suffered a stroke in Los Angeles on Monday (July 27) while recording an interview with the cable sports network, ESPN.

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    Rod Laver, considered by many to be the greatest men's tennis player of all time, is reported to have suffered a stroke in Los Angeles on Monday (July 27) while recording an interview with the cable sports network, ESPN.

    The 59-year-old Australian was taken to UCLA Medical Centre.

    A hospital spokeswoman said Laver's family was with him and had requested that no information about his condition be released to the media.

    Laver is the only player to win the Grand Slam twice, doing it in 1962 and 1969.

    In all, he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles, one fewer than countryman Roy Emerson's record total.

    The 'Rockhampton Rocket' won four Wimbledons, three Australian Opens, two U.S.Opens and two French Opens in singles - and might have won more, but turned professional after winning twice and had to wait until 1968 to return to the major events.

    He also won nine Grand Slam doubles titles.

    He won 47 pro singles titles and was a star for Australia in the Davis Cup.

    Now a resident of Newport Beach, California, he earned 1,563,213 Australian dollars (953,560 U.S.dollars) as a professional.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59LCIKVOK36M4TW9H7EHBJ9IY
    Media URN:
    VLVA59LCIKVOK36M4TW9H7EHBJ9IY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
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    /
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    N/A

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