5 tennis stadiums named after tennis legends


#2 Roy Emerson Arena

Roy Emerson Arena, Suisse Open Gstaad
Roy Emerson Arena, Suisse Open Gstaad

The Roy Emerson Arena is located in Gstaad Switzerland and has a capacity to house 4,500 fans. The stadium is the centrepiece of the Gstaad Suisse Open. The stadium was constructed in 1991.

The stadium is named in honour of Australian tennis great - Roy Emerson. Roy Emerson is the only male tennis player in history to have completed a 'Career Slam' in Singles and Doubles. Emerson won a record 6 Australian Open titles - a feat which is yet to be broken even to this day, 51 years after his last Australian Open win. Emerson is one of only 8 men to have won all 4 Grand Slam Singles' titles. At the time of retirement, Emerson with 12 Grand Slam titles held the record for most Grand Slam titles until Pete Sampras broke his record more than 3 decades later.

Roy Emerson is the only tennis player to have a stadium named after him in a country other than that of his own nationality.

Edited by Vikshith R

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