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Lefty Birthday, January 23

Lefty Celebrant, December 23

Petr Korda, Tennis Player

Lefty Birthday, December 26

Lefty Celebrant, Dec 26

Marcelo Rios, Tennis Player

Lefty Birthday, December 2

Lefty Celebrant, December 2

Monica Seles, tennis player

Lefty Tennis Star John McEnroe

Famous Left-hander Birthday, February 16

Tennis Star John MecEnroe

American tennis star John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. was born February 16, 1959 in Wiesbaden, West Germany. He is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles – three at Wimbledon and four at the US Open. He also won nine Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. He turned professional in 1978, had his international debut in 1976, and retired in 1992.

McEnroe is best remembered for his shot-making artistry and superb volleying; for his confrontational on-court behavior which frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities. He is also famous for his catchphrase “You can not be serious!” directed toward an umpire during a match at Wimbledon in 1981.

McEnroe is the older brother of Patrick McEnroe, also a former professional tennis player.

He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.

Lefty Birthday – Tennis champion Martina Navratilova

Famous Lefthander Birthday, October 18

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova

Navratilova, Prague Open May 2006

Tennis champion Martina Navrátilová was born on October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czech Republic, is a Czech-American tennis player. Arguably, she has been regarded as the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player of all-time.

She won 167 singles titles in her career, including 18 Grand Slam events and a record 9 singles titles at Wimbledon.

Quote from Martina Navratilova:

“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.”

Photo source:  Vanjaginejie, Wikimedia Commons

Lefty Birthday – Tennis Player Rosco Tanner

Famous Lefthander Birthday, October 15

Tennis player Roscoe Tanner

Roscoe Tanner was born October 15, 1951. He is a former professional American male tennis player who reached a career high world singles ranking of No. 4 on July 30, 1979. Tanner was famous for his big left-handed serve, which hit a peak speed of an incredible 153 miles per hour.

Lefty Birthday – Tennis Player Goran Ivanisevic

Famous Lefthander Birthdaym August 13

Tennis Player Goran Ivanisevic

Goran Ivanišević is born on September 13, 1971 in Split. He is a former professional tennis player from Croatia, famous for his strong serve.

He is best remembered for being the only person to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard in 2001. Previously, in 1992, 1994 and 1998, he was runner-up at the championships. 

Lefty Birthday – Tennis Player Guillermo Vilas

Famous Lefthander Birthday, August 17

Tennis Player Guillermo Vilas

Guillermo Vilas, Tennis Player

Guillermo Apolinario Vilas is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. He was born on August 17, 1952.  Raised in the sea resort of Mar del Plata, lefthanded Vilas played his first tour event in 1969. He was in the year-ending top ten from 1974 through 1982. Although he was a clay-court specialist, he also played well on hard, grass, and carpet surfaces. Vilas got his first big break in the 1974 Masters tournament (played on grass, when he defeated Ilie Nastase in the final.

He won four Grand Slam titles: The 1977 French Open and the 1977 US Open (both played on clay) and the 1978 and 1979 Australian Open (both played on grass).

Photo Source:  Wikmedia Commons

Lefty Birthday – Tennis Player Rod Laver

Famous Lefthander Birthday, August 9

Rodney George “Rod” Laver, MBE, is a former Australian tennis player. He was born on August 9, 1938, in Rockhampton, Australia. He was the World No. 1 player for seven consecutive years, from 1964 to 1970. He is the only tennis player to have twice won all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same year — first as an amateur in 1962, and second as a professional in 1969. He is the only male player during the open era to have won a calendar year Grand Slam. Laver is rated, along with Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Björn Borg as one of the greatest male tennis players of all time.

The four major championships are – the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open.

A part of the Melbourne Park complex in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia has been named Rod Laver Arena (formerly called Centre Court), to honour Rod Laver. It is the venue for the Australian Open in tennis.

Photo Source:  Wikimedia Commons

Lefty Tennis Players

Lefty Tennis Players


  • Martina Navratilova
  • Monica Seles


  • Jimmy Connors
  • Rod Laver
  • Henri Leconte
  • John McEnroe
  • Renee Richards
  • Jan Siemerink
  • Roscoe Tanner
  • Guillermo Vilas
  • Todd Woodbridge
  • Mark Woodforde

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