Richard Williams: The Legend Who Made Tennis History

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As the ATP draws to a close, it’s worth noting the number of names who have had their names engraved on the hallowed halls of tennis

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The tennis hall of fame might not be what it used to be, but it has certainly enjoyed a renaissance of its own. And with seven players up for induction, only a handful of names will have their names engraved in the hallowed halls of tennis on Thursday night: Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Thomas Muster, Arthur Ashe, Ivan Lendl and, of course, the late, great tennis legend, Richard Williams.

So, let’s have a look at each inductee who has made tennis history over the years and to whom we are especially proud.

Richard Williams: “He was the first person to bring the game to the world.” Photo: AP

Richard Williams was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame at the US Open in 1992.

As a player who was the first person to bring tennis to the world, Williams has had an incredible career. In the 1990s, as the ATP was experiencing a downturn, Williams brought the game to the world. He helped develop the game of tennis and brought it to the masses by opening his tournaments to everyone and taking more of his matches to the American market. By 1990, he was one of the highest-paid players on the tour and one of the most profitable and popular. He went on to win eight Grand Slam singles titles, 12 Grand Slam doubles titles, 12 ATP Masters 1000 titles and over $20 million in prize money.

He also helped develop the game of tennis, and in 2000, he became the first inductee into the US Open Hall of Fame. And in 2004, he became the first male player in the Open Era to win nine majors.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the US Open in 1992. Photo: AP

The game of tennis has been around since the beginning of time. And Richard Williams has not only been able to bring the game to the world, but he has also been able to shape the game of tennis into what it is today. Now, I’m sure Williams would prefer to have

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