Melbourne: Australian tennis great Ken Rosewall was honoured on Monday on what is the 50th anniversary of his first win in the Australian Open — a victory that made him the youngest ever man to claim the title, at 18 years, 2 months in 1953.
It is a record he still holds today.
Rosewall was presented with a framed print of him playing in that year and also with a cake.
In all, Rosewall won the Australian Open four times, and as well as holding the distinction as the youngest winner, he also holds the record as the tournament’s oldest male winner.
He was 37 years, 2 months when he won for the last time in 1972.