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Pancho Gonzales

Gonzales practicing in Australia in 1954
Full name Ricardo Alonso González
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1928-05-09)May 9, 1928
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Died July 3, 1995(1995-07-03) (aged 67)
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1949
Retired 1974
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 1968 (member page)
Singles
Career record 1205–540 (69.05%)
Career titles 105
Highest ranking No. 1 (1952, Joe McCauley)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1969)
French Open SF (1949, 1968)
Wimbledon 4R (1949, 1969)
US Open W (1948, 1949)
Other tournaments
TOC W (1956, 1957, 1958)
Professional majors
US Pro W (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961)
Wembley Pro W (1950, 1951, 1952, 1956)
French Pro F (1956, 1961)
Career record 43–30

The great champions were always vicious competitors. You never lose respect for a man who is a vicious competitor, and you never hate a man you respect. I don't like Rod Laver because he's such a vicious competitor, but I don't dislike him.
Pancho Gonzales
I'm just glad Open tennis is here. It's great for the game. That's more important.
Pancho Gonzales