Gonzales, Pancho

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Name
Gonzales, Pancho Gender: M
Gonzales, Richard
born on 9 May 1928 at 04:45 (= 04:45 AM )
Place Los Angeles CA, USA, 34n04, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°38' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°52 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 13°41'



Biography

Mexican-American tennis champ, known for a strong serve and fiery on-court personality, a winner of the U.S. singles title in 1948 and 1949. In 1969, 20 years later, Gonzales won a 112-game marathon that spanned 5 hours and 12 minutes over two days of play. His sportsmanship and dignified bearing were as legendary as his fits of temper.

Coming from a poor Hispanic family, he struggled to win acceptance in the country-club world of tennis. With skill and grace, he became one of the greatest and most colorful tennis champions, and was elected to the Sports Hall of Fame. Gonzales once said, "My control of matches was to penetrate, create a weakness and attack. My legs, retrieving, lobs and change-of-pace service returns meant as much or more to me than my power. But people overlooked that because of the reputation of my serve."

When Gonzales joined a fledgling pro tour, the move removed him from the spotlight in the prime of his career. He won eight pro singles titles in a nine-year span from 1953 to 1961. He was champion of the pro tour eight times in a row from 1963-70. After 1972, he moved to Las Vegas with his third wife to become the tennis director at Caesars Palace, an expensive hotel and entertainment complex.

He died of stomach cancer that has metastasized on 7/03/1995, Las Vegas, NV.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by Disease 1995 in Las Vegas, NV (Stomach cancer, age 67)
  • Work : Prize 1948 (U.S. singles title)
  • Work : Prize 1949 (U.S. singles title)
  • Work : Prize 1969 (Won 112-game marathon)
  • Work : Prize 1963 (Won the pro tour)
  • Work : Prize 1964 (Won the pro tour)
  • Work : Prize 1965 (Won the pro tour)
  • Work : Prize 1966 (Won the pro tour)
  • Work : Prize 1967 (Won the pro tour)
  • Work : Prize 1968 (Won the pro tour)
  • Work : Prize 1969 (Won the pro tour)
  • Work : Prize 1970 (Won the pro tour)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1989 (Rita Agassi)

Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes, Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis (Pro)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Stomach, terminal)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Mexican)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Traits : Personality : Fiery
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Multiple tennis titles)
  • Traits : Personality : Temper
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Poor hispanic family)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Sports Hall of Fame)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)

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