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Pancho the Great
Richard Phelan
March 18, 1957
RICHARD GONZALES IS THE KING OF AN EXPANDING TRIBE OF TENNIS PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE CASTING A LONG SHADOW OVER THE AMATEUR TENNIS WORLD
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March 18, 1957

Pancho The Great

RICHARD GONZALES IS THE KING OF AN EXPANDING TRIBE OF TENNIS PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE CASTING A LONG SHADOW OVER THE AMATEUR TENNIS WORLD

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"When he runs his car through the drag strip at a hundred miles an hour," says Henrietta Gonzales, "he has the widest grin—just like a little boy."

"He just had it," says Chuck Pate, now a Los Angeles truck driver and still a friend of Pancho. "He always had it."

"My timing?" said Ken Rosewall to a reporter, after losing a match to Gonzales. "I had no time for timing."

"When Richard was a little boy," says Mrs. Manuel Gonzales, a tall, perfectly groomed woman still in her 40s, "we were poor, but we were proud. I'm still proud."

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