The top players in the world are gathering at the tours' year-end championships. But what's really at stake? The pageantry of the events cannot be denied, but the outcomes will do little to alter tennis' pecking order.
In 1968, amateurs and pros unified, boosting tennis into a new, unequivocal frontier. Joel Drucker looks back at the first decade of Open era tennis, from the "Love Double" to the "Battle of the sexes."
Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez epitomized power, pinpoint accuracy and vengeance on the court. But a persistent struggle for recognition, personal struggles and discrimination left one of the most influential players of his era enraged.