TO KNOW ABOUT TENNIS PLAYER
By LUBNA SHERIN
When he was 8 years old, he played in his first US Championship in the eleven-and-under division.
After having to play professional tennis past the age of 40, he started the Champions Tour for male tennis players who are older than 35.
Early in the 1970s, he dated American tennis star Chris Evert; however, in November 1974, they called off their engagement.
He finally got married to his old friend from playtime, Patty McGuire.
In 1998, he was inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Since the 2009 US Open tournament, he has served as a commentator and analyst for the Tennis Channel.
He was the only player to win the US Open on grass, clay, and hard courts.
He was the best player in 1974 and finished the year as the No. 1 ATP player.
He became a professional in 1972, and the
was his first tournament.
He walked off the court after hitting a winner against Chang.
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