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Bill Tilden

William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the world no. 1 player for seven years, he won 15 Majors: ten Grand Slams, the 1921 World Hard Court Championships and four Pro Slams . Bill Tilden dominated the world of international tennis in the first half of the 1920s. During his 18-year amateur period of 1912–30, he won 138 of 192 tournaments, and had a match record of 907–62, a winning percentage of 93.6 percent.

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Bill Tilden - Career Statistics
... According to Bud Collins, as an amateur (1912–1930), Tilden won 138 of 192 tournaments, lost 28 finals and had a 907–62 match record, a 93.60% winning percentage ... Bill Tilden joined professional tennis in 1931, making him then ineligible to compete in Grand Slams tournaments Titles / Played Career Win-Loss Career win ...
Los Angeles Tennis Club
... Bill Tilden was the first winner of the Pacific Southwest tournament in 1927 ... Baker, Alex Olmedo, Darlene Hard, Billie Jean King, Sally Moore, Karen Hantze, Mike Franks, Bill Bond, Rafael Osuna, Dennis Ralston, Jon Douglas, Allen Fox, Stan Smith, Charlie Pasarell, Bob Lutz, George Toley ... courts, but this allowed her to practice under the watchful eye of the great Bill Tilden for six months ...
1927 French Championships – Men's Singles - Draw - Finals
1 2 ... Antoine Gentien 13 ... Patrick Spence 1 ... René Lacoste 3 ... Bill Tilden 6 ... Louis Raymond 3 ... Bill Tilden 3 ... Bill Tilden 2 ... Henri Cochet 10 ... Otto Froitzheim 1 ...
List Of US Open Men's Doubles Champions
6–4, 6–2, 6–4 1915 Clarence Griffin Bill Johnston Maurice McLoughlin Tom Bundy 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 1916 Clarence Griffin Bill Johnston Maurice McLoughlin Ward Dawson 6–4, 6–3. 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 1921 Vincent Richards Bill Tilden Watson Washburn R ... Norris Williams 13–11, 12–10, 6–1 1922 Vincent Richards Bill Tilden Pat O'Hara Wood Gerald Patterson 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–4 1923 Brian ...
Dick Skeen
... He became a ledendary tennis teacher, according to Bill Tilden ... Dick played and defeated these top world-class players Bill Tilden, Don Budge, Ellsworth Vines, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs, Karel Kozeluh, Vinnie ... Information garnered from Jack Kramer, The Game, My 40 Years in Tennis (1979) Bill Tilden, How to Play Better Tennis (1950) Dick Skeen, Tennis Players are Made, not Born (1976) Los Angeles Tennis Club ...

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