The handwriting is very clean and legible and the letter itself is in excellent condition. The content refers to a tournament going on and it is signed "Always Your Bill"........................ Tilden is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time but had off-the-court issues with homosexuality in an era where it was not tolerated. Tilden won 7 singles US Opens, three Wimbledon's and two French Open's.He also won 9 US Open doubles titles along with a Wimbledon doubles title and seven Davis Cup team titles. He was the # 1 rated player in the world for six years........................... William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill, " was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No.
1 player for six years from 1920 through 1925. He won 15 Major singles titles, including ten Grand Slam events, one World Hard Court Championships and four professional majors. He was the first American to win Wimbledon, in 1920. He also won a record seven U.
Championships titles (shared with Richard Sears and Bill Larned). Tilden dominated the world of international tennis in the first half of the 1920s, and during his 18-year amateur period of 191229, won 138 of 192 tournaments. He owns a number of all-time tennis achievements, including a career match-winning record and a career winning percentage at the U. National Championships Tilden became the first player to reach 10 finals at a single Grand Slam event.His ten finals at a grand slam tournament remained a record until 2017, when Roger Federer reached his eleventh Wimbledon final. Tilden, who was frequently at odds with the rigid United States Lawn Tennis Association about his amateur status and income derived from newspaper articles, won his last Major title in 1930 at Wimbledon aged 37. He turned professional on the last day of that year and toured with a handful of other professionals for the next 15 years. Comes with a COA and lifetime guarantee from Mike Munns Autographs & Sports Collectibles Est. The item "BILL TILDEN (D-1953, age 60) very rare handwritten signed 2 page letter tennis" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Tennis". The seller is "coloauthentics" and is located in Aurora, Colorado.
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