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American Colossus: Big Bill Tilden and the Creation of Modern Tennis

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Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, and Bill Tilden were the legendary quartet of the "Golden Age of Sports" in the 1920s. They transformed their respective athletic disciplines and captured the imagination of a nation. The indisputable force behind the emergence of professional tennis as a popular and lucrative sport, Tilden's on-court accomplishments are nothing short of staggering. The first American-born player to win Wimbledon and a seven-time winner of the U.S. singles championship, he was the number 1 ranked player ...

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American Colossus: Big Bill Tilden and the Creation of Modern Tennis
2018, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803288119

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