History

Can Tilden Come Back? – Strength Magazine – April, 1929

While watching Tilden playing one of his big matches a few years ago at the stadium, a lady in the row before me, who was evidently seeing the world’s greatest player for the first time, turned suddenly to her escort after an unusually spectacular backhand passing shot by Big Bill and exclaimed in an awed voice, “My God, the man’s a genius!” And she was right; the man is a genius, with all the foibles and fancies, the uncertainties and brilliancies, the erratinesses and temperamental flights of genius. Yet these are the very qualities that make him the outstanding player of the ages.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas