Gonzales, Pancho

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Name
Gonzales, Pancho Gender: M
Richard Alonzo Gonzales
born on 9 May 1928 at 04:45 (= 04:45 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
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'



Pancho Gonzales (practising in Australia in 1954)

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 to 1970. 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 had metastasized, on 3 July 1995, aged 67, in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of 2019 he still holds the men's all-time record of being ranked world No. 1 for eight years.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Moran, Gussie (born 8 September 1923). Notes: Tennis doubles partners
  • has other family relationship with Agassi, Andre (born 29 April 1970). Notes: Siblings-in-law, 1984-1995

Events

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

Source Notes

Originally data was quoted from Contemporary American Horoscopes and Gauquelin Book of American Charts. Sy Scholfield later provided birth certificate and upgraded rating to BC/BR in hand.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Handedness (Right)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Mexican)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 1.88 m/ 6 ft 2 in)
  • Traits : Personality : Fiery
  • Traits : Personality : Temper
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Stomach, terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Poor hispanic family)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Six)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Six)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis (Pro)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Sports Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Multiple tennis titles)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book