Pancho Gonzales

Pancho Gonzales

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 3 Jul 1995 (aged 67)
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Plot Resurrection Garden, Space 616, Row C
Memorial ID 6534625 · View Source
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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 .