Roy Emerson "Emmo"

November 03, 1936
Place of Birth:
Blackbutt, Queensland
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

While he was amassing a staggering 12 Grand Slam singles championships over the course of the 1960s-winning all four majors in the process-Roy Emerson was the sport’s model of fitness, sportsmanship, and craftsmanship. “Emmo” was not out to win any awards for artistry, but rather he kept coming forward assertively, taking the tactics of percentage tennis to an exceedingly high level. Celebrated for his toughness on the court and his congeniality away from the arena, his methodology and temperament were the twin motors of his success.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1961, 1963-67
  • Doubles Champion 1962, 1966, 1969

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1963, 1967
  • Doubles Champion 1960-65


  • Singles Champion 1964-65
  • Doubles Champion 1959, 1961, 1971

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1961, 1964
  • Doubles Champion 1959-60, 1965-66

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1959-67


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