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Gonzales was given a 51-cent racquet by his mother when he was 12 years old and taught himself to play by watching other players on the public courts at nearby Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
Gonzales was badly beaten in his first year on the professional tour, 96 matches to 27, by the reigning king of professional tennis, Jack Kramer.
Gonzales, however, revamped and improved his backhand during the course of these first matches, just as Bill Tilden had had to do in 1920 in order to become the best in the world, and then won 42 of the next 60 matches to maintain his superiority by a margin of 51 to 36.
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 Pancho Gonzales-better than Laver? - Talk Tennis
Gonzales was not only beating their hero then, he was doing it in five-set matches when serious money (for that era, the early ’70s) and pride and prestige were all on the line.
Reference to that record is meaningless because Gonzales was banned from trying for it from the age of twenty-one on, once he turned professional at that age in 1949 before open tennis began in 1968, by which time Gonzales was thirty-nine, a circumstance that effectively exiled him from the conventional record-books for life.
Pancho is a bit of a dark horse in tennis history, not many people have seen him in his prime, because he played outside the big venues on the often forgotten pro tour.
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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pancho Gonzales
Gonzales was given a 51-cent racquet by his mother when he was 12 years old and taught himself to play by watching other players on the public courts at nearby Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
Gonzales was badly beaten in his first year on the professional tour, 96 matches to 27, by the reigning king of professional tennis, Jack Kramer.
Gonzales, however, revamped and improved his backhand during the course of these first matches, just as Bill Tilden had had to do in 1920 in order to become the best in the world, and then won 42 of the next 60 matches to maintain his superiority by a margin of 51 to 36.
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  Pancho Gonzales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gonzales was given a 51-cent racquet by his mother when he was 12 years old and taught himself to play by watching other players on the public courts at nearby Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
Gonzales was badly beaten in his first year on the professional tour, 96 matches to 27, by the reigning king of professional tennis, Jack Kramer.
Gonzales, however, revamped and improved his backhand during the course of these first matches, just as Bill Tilden had had to do in 1920 in order to become the best in the world, and then won 42 of the next 60 matches to maintain his superiority by a margin of 51 to 36.
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 Tennis Week
Gonzales was not only beating their hero then, he was doing it in five-set matches when serious money (for that era, the early ’70s) and pride and prestige were all on the line.
Reference to that record is meaningless because Gonzales was banned from trying for it from the age of twenty-one on, once he turned professional at that age in 1949 before open tennis began in 1968, by which time Gonzales was thirty-nine, a circumstance that effectively exiled him from the conventional record-books for life.
Pancho’s brother Ralph had told me, well before he died in 2004, that it was because Madelyn had kept Pancho awake all the night before the Ashe match with interminable bickering and arguing over going shopping during the day.
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 Pancho Gonzales - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Gonzalez, Pancho (1928-1995), American tennis player, who at the age of 41 played a historic 112-game match at Wimbledon in 1969, eight years after...
Ricardo Alonso González (May 9, 1928 July 3, 1995), who was generally known as Pancho Gonzales, was the World No. 1 tennis player for a still unequalled 9 years in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Gonzales, Pancho (Richard Alonzo Gonzales) (gonzăl'is) [ key ], 1928–95, American tennis player, b.
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 Guardian | Pancho wins the longest match
Pancho Gonzales, aged 41, and former champion of the world but never of Wimbledon, beat time, weariness, and expectation in defeating Charlie Pasarell, the best first-day player in the tournament, as both Santana and Rosewall remember, 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9.
Gonzales was so tired that he could scarcely hold his racket, but he saved himself - twice from 0-40 - and went on to win the match.
Gonzales, who had always moved as economically as possible, attacked with swifter purpose as he saw Pasarell wilting mentally.
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 Pancho Gonzales
Gonzales was born in Los Angeles, the eldest of 7 children.
Gonzales was a dominant player for about a dozen years, beating tennis greats such as Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Tony Trabert, Mal Anderson, and Ashley Cooper on a regular basis.
Gonzales played as a professional before the Open era of tennis began in 1968 and was therefore ineligible to compete at the Grand Slam events between 1949 (when he turned pro) and 1968.
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 Pancho Gonzales -- Latino Legends in Sports
When Ricardo Alonzo "Pancho" Gonzáles was the age of 12, he asked his mother for a bike for his birthday.
Pancho entered his first senior tennis tournament in May 1947 in the Southern California Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.
Pancho Gonzáles will be remembered forever as a fiery competitor, a fearsome opponent with lots of charisma and a strong nerve.
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 Pancho Gonzales information - Search.com
The young Gonzales had a troubled adolescence and taught himself to play tennis with no help from the exclusively white, and predominantly upper-class, tennis establishment of 1940s Los Angeles, which was headquartered at the Los Angeles Tennis Club and which actively trained other top players such as the youthful Jack Kramer.
Gonzales beat him 47 matches to 7 and by the end of 1954 had clearly established himself as the top player in the world.
Gonzales was born in Los Angeles, the eldest of seven children.
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 Torben Ulrich: ballplaying: Profiles, interviews: Sports Illustrated, April 8, 1974
Gonzales, 45, and Segura, 52, have never been much for playing mixed doubles in some haven of retirement and now they have joined a new group called the Tennis Grand Masters, which, believe it or not, is at peace with all the other groups in the sport.
Gonzales won easily 6-4,6-4, then had some more laughs the next day with Hugh Stewart, who beat him in his first tournament when they were both 14.
Gonzales was never in danger in the final, and in the stands there were admiring comments from his fellow Masters on the lone wolf's graceful coverage of the court.
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 Richard Pancho Gonzales Legendary Tennis Players
His backhand is, perhaps, a shade unsound and breaks up under extreme pressure, a thing on which players of equal class capitalize, but it is not a structural weakness so much as a tendency to hurry his shot.
He is married, the father of a young child, and this move should give him and his family the security he could not provide so quickly in any other way.
Pancho is the most interesting and distinctive figure to rise in tennis since the war, and his appearance was like a tonic to amateur tennis, which was slowly dying of dry rot.
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 TENNIS.com - Message Board - Viewing a Thread - G.O.A.T. (Pre Open Era)
First, both he and Gonzales distinguished themselves as masters of the grind of the pro tours for many years -- however Kramer was the more accomplished tournament player, as evidenced by his Wimbledon victory of 1947, still probably the most dominant run to the title in Wimbledon history.
Gonzales fans like to point out that their man improved later, but it is equally true that Kramer began to decline around 1952, as he was plagued by back injuries and began devoting much of his attention to his duties as tour promotor.
He was the only pro to give Gonzales a run for his money in his prime, though after leading Gonzales early in their series he succombed to a bad back (it is also argued that Gonzales successfully changed his backhand in order to beat Hoad).
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 Making use of a rare talent | www.azstarnet.com ®
Francisco "Pancho" Gonzales' Little Burro Gallery is at 1225 W. Navajo St.; call 260-7580 for an appointment.
Gonzales, known to his friends and family as "Pancho," has a small gallery in a former carport attached to the renovated home he shares with McBride.
Gonzales and McBride bought their home six years ago in a state of major disrepair.
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 Gonzales Pancho - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Gonzales Pancho - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Gonzales, Pancho (1928-1995), American tennis player, who at the age of 41 played a historic 112-game match at Wimbledon in 1969, eight years after...
During the next decade American players such as Pancho Gonzales and Jack Kramer continued their successful play.
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 "The Lone Wolf": Richard "Pancho" Gonzales - MensTennisForums.com
Pancho married Andre's older sister, who was a student of his in Las Vegas back in the mid to late 70s (he was at least 20 years her senior).
But Pancho took it to another level (at least for that period 40s-50s-60s) and in the heat of battle was feared by linesman, umps, opponents (and occassionally) audiance members alike.
Gonzales has always been known as a great attacker, but he is equally great in the role of a defensive player.
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 Latino Perspectives Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In Pancho Gonzales: Warrior of the Court, we learn about the young boy's passion for a new game, a sport in which he excelled with little coaching.
Gonzales was too good a player to be criticized for his natural technique; instead, other players took to calling him "Pancho" to rile his temper.
Gonzales was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1968 while still an active player.
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 BBC Sport | In Depth | Wimbledon 2002
The amazing thing is that if would have been even longer had not Gonzales had a tantrum and thrown the second set because the umpire Harold Duncombe refused to go off for bad light at the end of the day, despite three requests for him to call referee Captain Mike Gibson.
Gonzales, who had won the US Open 20 years earlier, was 41 at the time and in those days they did not sit down at the change of ends, but simply wiped the perspiration away, downed a mouthful of barley water and got on with it.
By this time the crowd, who had booed Gonzales for his complaints at the end of the first day, got right behind him.
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 Greyhound Racing Authority
Pancho Gonzales (Flying Penske-Sheza Swifty) is one of a superstar litter that includes Texas Gold, Quidame and Lucy’s Light.
Pancho Gonzales stormed home to win a 520m 4th Grade at Albion Park on Thursday night running 30.42 to beat Token’s Spark by a length and a quarter.
Brett said Pancho Gonzales was the fastest dog he had ever slipped as a pup at Ipswich.
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 AllRefer.com - Pancho Gonzales (Sports, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Pancho Gonzales (Richard Alonzo Gonzales)[gonzal´is] Pronunciation Key, 1928–95, American tennis player, b.
After two straight wins in both the U.S. lawn and clay court singles championships (1948, 1949), he gained an international reputation in 1949 as a member of the U.S. team that won the Davis Cup competition against Australia.
Gonzales, noted for his powerful service and strong court play, turned professional in 1949.
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 Pancho Segura at AllExperts
Pancho Segura, born Francisco Olegario Segura (June 20, 1921), was a leading tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s, both as an amateur and as a professional.
Although he was overshadowed as a player by Kramer and Pancho Gonzales in his professional career, Segura won many matches against the greatest players in the world and was particularly brilliant in the annual United States Pro Championship.
He also lost in the finals four times, losing to Gonzales three times and once to Butch Buchholz in 1962 when he was 41 years old.
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 ESPN Classic - Gonzales survives Wimbledon's longest match
And when it is over, Pancho Gonzales, long past his prime at age 41, is the winner of perhaps the most memorable match of his storied career.
The first two sets, which take two hours and 20 minutes, were completed last night and Gonzales had raged in protest for having to play in the darkness, saying he could not see the ball properly.
In the fifth set, Gonzales falls behind love-40 on his serve at both 4-5 and 5-6.
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 Tennis Talk :: Tennis-X.com :: View topic - Got any Pancho stories?
Gonzales was noted for his serve, once clocked at 112 miles an hour.
The five times married** Gonzales will be fondly remembered for the many exhibition matches he played in the USA and the UK, but probably most of all for the amazing 5-set first round Wimbledon match in 1969 against Charlie Pasarell.
In Catholicism, (the denomination Pancho might have been presumed to have been raised in...) the date of a Saint's celebration is the date of their deliverance from this earth...this travail.
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 Richard Alonso Gonzalez, 1968 Enshrinee: International Tennis Hall of Fame
In 1949 Pancho also helped the U.S. hold the Davis Cup against Australia, then went for the money, turning pro to tour against the monarch, Jack Kramer.
He stood himself as Emperor Pancho, proud and imperious for a long while, through the challenges Tony Trabert, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Ashley Cooper, Mal Anderson, Alex Olmedo and Segura.
By the time Rosewall and Laver were reaching their zeniths during the mid- and late-1960's, the aging Gonzalez hung on as a dangerous foe, still capable of defeating all.
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