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I just received these amazing exclusive photos of Pancho Gonzales from Wimbledon Champ Rosie Casals. If you don't know who he is, please read this bio written by the great Bud Collins.
Very much his own man, a loner and an acerbic competitor, Richard Alonzo “Pancho” Gonzalez was probably as good as anyone who ever played the game, if not better. Most of his great tennis was played beyond wide public attention, on the nearly secret pro tour amid a small band of gypsies of whom he was the ticket-selling mainstay. His rages against opponents, officials, photographers, newsmen and even spectators were frequently spectacular – but they only served to intensify his own play, and didn’t disturb his concentration, as fits of temper do most others. Pancho got mad and played better. “We…Continue