Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 23, 1974 · Page 42
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 42

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 23, 1974
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3» TffWen"Greatest Ever. 3 Authorities Agree ·* JjONDON AP) - Who was the greatest tennis player of all time? Three world authorities, contributing to a glamorous new encyclopedia of the game, unanimously agree that it was Big Bill Tilden, the giant of the They are divided between Helen Wills Moody and Suzanne Lenglen as die all-time No. 1 woman star. The book is the "Encyclopedia of Tennis." with a wealth of information about the history and persaaatilies of thegae. Max Robertson, well known in Britain as a radio commentator at Wimbledon, is the editor. The three writers offering lists of all-time greats are Allison Danzig, for 45 years tennis writer of the New York Times; Harry Hopman, for- mer Australian Davis Cup captain, and Lance Tingay, tennis writer of the London Daily Telegraph and a veteran' reporter of Wimbledon. All three had TiWen. Wimbledon champion of 1920,1921 and 1930, at the top of their lists. As No. 2. Danzig voted for Henri Cachet, who led the French charge in the '20s. Hopman and Tingay chose America's Donald Budge, winner of the Grand Slam in 1938. Only one current player got into the lists of the top 10 --Australian left-hander and four-time Wuabkdoa champion, Rod Laver. Danzig rated him No. 8, Hopman put him at No. 4. Tingay made him No. 3. Danzig, who watched Tilden record a sejries o! triumphs at Forest Hills in the '20s, contributed a chapter on "Great Players of All Time" in which he brushed aside arguments that Tikieo aod his contemporaries would have been out- dased by the faster players and big servers of today. He argued that Tildea would have adapted himself to modern conditions. "Tilden had one of the biggest serves in history, clocked at 151 miles per hour in 1933," Danzig wrote. TUden was 40 '. years oid al that time and bad ; won bis last major title. two current stars __ " -Margaret Court of A*$~.; tralia and Biiiie Jean Kiag;oC- the United States-made iato-' the women's lists, but not into the tcp three. FACTORY OUTLET STORE TO DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM INFLATION at our NDEPENDENCE WEEKS SALE 'X retail values to 40 M RetaHValuesTo s 160 TIES (one group) retail values to 10°° 195 The Savings Are Incredible! IKWSI so many Ctrbin Shof- ·ws km for votitmi, wt art Aiming this aMwal event MM wt* tarlitr. This is in rts*«Kt to tht many customtr rtfHsts wt havo rtcthrod in tktptst. SPORT COATS retail values to 110°° .j29» 5 -»39» LADIES'SLACKS (one group) FABRIC CAc vv a^rd QUILT BAGS FILL YOUR OWN 25' Our Entire Summer Stock Has Been Reduced For This Yearly Event. All These Savings Plus Many, Many More at Unheard of low Prices. Selections Are Excellent, But Quantities Are Limited, So Shop Early. WE ACCEPT MSTEICUttE B S ALE DEGMS OATURDAY, JUNE JUNE 22,9:00 BANKAMERICttD WELCOME BMKAMERICMQ welcome CORBIN FACTORY OUTLET STORE UlSDwibar Avenue, Dunbw (4 Bbcks West olDunbor 1-64 ix») 768-1209 ' ·

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