Pancho Gonzales was the World No. 1 tennis player for an unequalled 8 years in the 1950s and early 1960s.Completely self-taught, he was also a successful amateur player in the late-1940s, twice winning the United States Championships. Prior to the Open era, he was considered by many observers to be the greatest player in the history of the game. Gonzales won the United States Professional Championship eight times and the Wembley professional title in London four times, plus beating, in head-to-head tours, all of the best amateurs who turned pro, which included every Wimbledon champion for 10 years in a row.

Pancho Gonzales