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

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Richard_from_Cal said:
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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