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REMEMBERING PANCHO GONZALEZ

REMEMBERING PANCHO GONZALEZ

May. 9 | Richard “Pancho” Gonzalez would have been 82 years old on Sunday, May 9, if he was still with us. Here’s his biography as it appears in my book THE BUD COLLINS HISTORY OF TENNIS ($35.95, New Chapter Press, www.NewChapterMedia.com) Very much...

PRO TENNIS AT FOREST HILLS, PART II

PRO TENNIS AT FOREST HILLS, PART II

May. 8 | The historic West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills, N.Y. was the traditional site of the U.S. Open from 1915 to 1977 before moving to the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow. When the Open moved to the other side of Queens, N.Y., the...

MEADOWS OF BLUE PAVEMENT WERE STAGES FOR NEW CHAMPS, AND ENOUGH U.S. OPEN DRAMA TO THRILL THE FANS

MEADOWS OF BLUE PAVEMENT WERE STAGES FOR NEW CHAMPS, AND ENOUGH U.S. OPEN DRAMA TO THRILL THE FANS

Sep. 21 | Columbus Circle Rushing from Flushing, 15 days at the Billie were quite enough.  But there were plenty of indelible memories of a very good Open… Amazing how the USTA stretches a tournament that used to take 10 days in a time before floodlights and...

It’s Del Potro In An Upset

It’s Del Potro In An Upset

Sep. 15 | NEW YORK – The reign is over. Long live the king. Juan Martin del Potro, appearing in his first Grand Slam tournament final, overpowered five-time defending champion Roger Federer to capture the US Open on Monday 3-6 7-6 (5) 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-2. It’s...

At Least The US Open Final Won’t Be Delayed Another Seven Days

At Least The US Open Final Won’t Be Delayed Another Seven Days

Sep. 12 | Raindrops keep falling on my head It’s official. The US Open will finish on a Monday – at the earliest. For the second year in a row, rain has played havoc to the final weekend of the US Open and has pushed the tournament into a third week. Last...