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Tennis Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 3
Last Updated 06-25-2019
🏆🎾Richard "Pancho" González
-- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1928 N.S. d.7/3/1995 N.S. (67)Hall of Famer, Tennis PlayerNames/Places: b. in Los Angeles, CAMisc: had a bad temper; won consecutive U.S. Championships in 1947-48 before turning pro at 21; dominated pro tour from 1950-61; in 1969 at age 41, played longest Wimbledon match ever (5:12) beating Charlie Pasarell 22-24,1-6,16-14,6-3,11-9.
🏆🎾Lew Hoad -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1934 d.7/3/1994 (59)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: Wimbledon 1953, 56
🏆🎾James Van Alen -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1902 d.7/3/1991 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: created Simplified Scoring System for tennis
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