From the archive: Dick Savitt, the debut champion - The Championships, Wimbledon 2017

WIMBLEDON | on Fri, Mar 3, 6:03 AM

Dick Savitt’s career at the highest level was all too brief but the giant American, who celebrates his 90th birthday this week, left an indelible mark on the game. Since Savitt won the Gentlemen’s Singles title on his debut at The Championships in 1951[1], no other player has matched his feat. In full flow Savitt was a sight to behold. His sturdy 6ft 3in frame propelled cannonball serves and thunderous smashes and he struck his ground strokes with great power, with his backhand a particularly...

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