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USTINOV ON TENNIS
Peter Ustinov
June 23, 1969
The noted actor shows off his own playing style and offers some wry observations on court procedures
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June 23, 1969

Ustinov On Tennis

The noted actor shows off his own playing style and offers some wry observations on court procedures

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I don't think, really, that most people realize it is not good enough to be a champion in tennis: it takes two to make greatness. A great match needs a loser as well as a winner. This is something on a much deeper and more profound basis that we don't usually realize. I'm writing a play now about Pontius Pilate, simply because there was a much maligned man; without him there would have been no match, and Jesus could not have won and entered history. It is always this way. You needed P�tain to make de Gaulle. There's always someone you have to step over to get to where you are, someone who contributes to your success. That's my point. I don't believe in either villains or heroes but in everybody's contribution to a story—or a match.

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