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January 13, 1975 | Frank Deford
The green theater is lighted by the sun; there is silence and the play begins. Big Bill Tilden, racket in hand, enters from the shadows, giving all his gifts to a game he made his life
January 13, 1975 | John A. Meyers
Big Bill Tilden towered over tennis in his day as no one has since. But as Senior Writer Frank Deford researched the two-part account of Tilden's bizarre life and sad end that begins on page 50, he found that few of...
April 07, 1969 | William F. Talbert
William Tatem Tilden has been acclaimed by many—and perhaps rightly so—as the best tennis player who ever lived. But what he wanted most to be was an actor and author. He was frustrated in both ambitions. The plays...
July 13, 1964
It begins, often, with the child drawing a line in chalk across the garage door. His racket is slightly bent, having been left outside during the last rain, and the ball he hits has long since lost its fuzz. No...