Bobby Riggs

Bobby Riggs

Robert Larimore "Bobby" Riggs (February 25, 1918 – October 25, 1995) was a 1930s–40s tennis player who was the World No. 1 or the co-World No. 1 player for three years, first as an amateur in 1941, then as a professional in 1946 and 1947. He played his first professional tennis match on December 26, 1941.

After being mostly forgotten for many years, he gained far more fame in 1973 at the age of 55 by challenge matches against two of the top female players in the world. "The Battle of the Sexes" match against Billie Jean King was one of the most famous tennis events of all time, in which he lost the $100,000 winner take all prize.

Read more about Bobby Riggs:  Tennis Hustler, Battle of The Sexes, Post-tennis

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1941 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles - Draw - Final Eight
... Bryan Grant 7 ... Ted Schroeder 7 ... Ted Schroeder 1 ... Bobby Riggs 9 ... Frank Parker 1 ... Bobby Riggs 1 ... Bobby Riggs 3 ... Francis Kovacs 10 ... Wayne Sabin 3. 5 ...
Los Angeles Tennis Club
... Gene Mako, Jack Tidball, Jack Kramer, Joe Hunt, Pauline Betz, Bobby Riggs, Bob Falkenburg, Pancho Gonzales, Ted Schroeder, Joe Hunt, Dave Freeman, Budge Patty, Dodo ... He sometimes would not sponsor Bobby Riggs for Eastern Tournaments ... Kramer writes, he could "get matches against Ellsworth Vines, Bill Tilden, Bobby Riggs, Gene Mako, Joe Hunt, Ted Schroeder, Jack Tidball, Frank Shields, and – often as not – the players on the UCLA and ...
Jack Kramer - Career
... He was able to play against such great players as Ellsworth Vines, Bobby Riggs, and Bill Tilden ... He turned professional to play Bobby Riggs on December 26, 1947 at Madison Square Garden, after winning Wimbledon and the United States Championships in 1947 ... match in one of the worst snow storms in New York history to watch Riggs win ...
1939 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles - Draw - Finals
... Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals 1 Bobby Riggs 7 ... Harry Hopman 1 ... Bobby Riggs 11 ... Joseph Hunt 7 ... Donald McNeill 2. 11 ...