Bill Tilden was the first great tennis superstar.
In 1950, he was voted by the AP sportswriters as the greatest player of the half-century.
His record 6 straight U.S. Open championships (1920-25) may never be beaten.
He led the U.S. to 7 consecutive Davis Cup victories (1920-26), a record still unmatched.
His instructional book Match Play and the Spin of the Ball (1925) is still regarded as an all-time classic and a tennis masterpiece.
Here are a couple of lessons from the player whom tennis history might call: The Master himself.
Videos courtesy of tom47usa
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