Archive for March 7, 2009
Fred Perry is not your run of the mill tennis player. For instance, he didn’t even start playing tennis until the age of 18. Most tennis stars start to play at the early age of 3 or 4. Perry became an amateur British tennis player after he clinched a table tennis championship for his country. I can’t believe the switch was so natural, as Perry went on to have a very successful tennis career.
Perry became a tennis icon who has not been matched to this day. He was the last Englishman to win the Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian Open men’s singles titles. Perry is also the last British player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title, winning it three times in a row, becoming an English icon.
I wish another great British player would come out of the woodwork to give a challenge to Pete Sampras. There’s always room to hope!