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laver

1. Old Testament a large basin of water used by the priests for ritual ablutions
2. the font or the water of baptism

Laver

Rod(ney) (George). born 1938, Australian tennis player: Wimbledon champion 1961, 1962, 1968, 1969; US champion 1962, 1969
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Two months ago the Association of Tennis Professionals announced that the Laver Cup is to become an officially sanctioned ATP Tour event.
Laver was my hero when I was a boy, so it was a huge honour for me to interview rod at this award night, and tease out of him some insights into his dominance of the game.
Even if Djokovic raises another trophy come Sunday, however, Laver will remain the only man to have won all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year twice, in 1962 and 1969.
And Laver, now 80, said: "I'm probably favouring Novak at the moment and then Rafa.
World number one 1 Novak Djokovic, who played the second Laver Cup last year in Chicago, in a statement said, "The Laver Cup is a true celebration of tennis that is loved by the fans and embraced by the players."
Nadal, the world number one at the moment, believes Laver could have won as much as Federer had he not been banned from playing Grand Slam tournaments for five years before the Open Era commenced in 1968.
Edmund was thrilled to be named in Bjorn Borg's six-man Team Europe for the Laver Cup clash against stars from the rest of the world.
Watched from the stands by 11-times grand slam champion Laver, second seed Federersealed the victory with a backhand winner to set up a first career meeting with Hungarian Marton Fucsovics for a place in the quarter-finals.
But she finally got over the line 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 in a gruelling 3hr 44min on Rod Laver Arena to make the fourth round in a contest that took its toll.
Roger Federer fronted up with fellow tennis legends Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe as final team selections were announced for next month's inaugural edition of the Laver Cup.
A la suite d'une plainte de K.R., commercant a El Eulma, pour le vol de 220 machines a laver de marque Enie, dont le montant est estime a plus de 332 millions de centimes, les elements de la brigade de recherche de la Gendarmerie nationale de Setif ont entame leurs investigations pour aboutir a l'arrestation dans la commune de Guidjel, de deux suspects B.B.