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Pancho Gonzales

  • Birth 9 May 1928 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 3 Jul 1995 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Plot Resurrection Garden, Space 616, Row C
  • Memorial ID 6534625

Legendary Tennis Player. He won consecutive U.S. Championships in 1947-48 before turning pro at 21; dominated pro tour from 1950-61; in 1969 at age 41, played longest Wimbledon match ever (5:12), beating Charlie Pasarell 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9. "Next to Jackie Robinson, Pancho Gonzales was the most competitive athlete I've ever known," said sports broadcaster, Howard Cosell.

Bio by: Ron Buchinski


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
  • Added: 21 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6534625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pancho Gonzales (9 May 1928–3 Jul 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6534625, citing Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .