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Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV?

I just came across it accidentally, on a break from watching "Threshold". I hope they rerun it.

The small part I saw was him thowing a fit during a Wimbledon match because of growing darkness. They suspended the match which he won the next day. I didn't get the year, his age or who his opponent was.
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Re: Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV?

The match was against Charlie Passarell in the first round at Wimbledon, 1969. As you say the match took place over 2 days with Pancho eventually winning 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9. The match lasted a total of 5hours 12minutes. Pancho Gonzalez was aged 41 at the time of the match.
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Re: Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV?

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The match was against Charlie Passarell in the first round at Wimbledon, 1969. As you say the match took place over 2 days with Pancho eventually winning 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9. The match lasted a total of 5hours 12minutes. Pancho Gonzalez was aged 41 at the time of the match.
I read somewhere the match was repeated at one of the rain delays at Wimbledon 1999.
Is it true? Anyone does the footage have?
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Re: Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV?

Hi

Here's the official website for the documentary.

http://www.heypancho.com/

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Re: Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV?

wat a dumb topic..sorry thats my opion...

GO DUDI!!!!!!!!!!!!:wavey :
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Tennis Fool Marat isnt a top 10 killa anymore... anyway i hope he gets back on track soon!

GO DUDI!!!!!!!!!!!!:wavey :
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wat a dumb topic..sorry thats my opion...
Why is this a dumb topic
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Re: Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV?

Yeah, I saw the Spike TV show. Met Ricardo in real life too!

I'm presently shelterless...but I bought a day's stay in a hotel that had cable when I found out that show was coming on, you can bet!

Here's my tribute to Pancho thread, on another bulletin board:
http://www.tennis-x.com/xboard/viewt...ghlight=pancho
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Re: Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV?

[QUOTE=Richard_from_Cal]Yeah, I saw the Spike TV show. Met Ricardo in real life too!

"I'm presently shelterless...but I bought a day's stay in a hotel that had cable when I found out that show was coming on, you can bet!"


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Richard: Wow. I'm very impressed by your passion for the history of the game, particularly relating to Gonzalez. Btw, I thought the Spike film was surprisingly good. The Tennis Channel has also been airing a documentary of Gonzalez over the past year which is also worth checking out if you're able to see it. It's from 1969 and it actually follows Pancho around for about a week during a tournament he plays. It shows him at home with his family as well as on court against players such as Arthur Ashe and others...

Viva Pancho Gonzalez!

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