Two-time Grand Slam singles champion Stan Smith will likely be awarded the Worldwide Tennis Federation’s highest honour for his contribution to the game each on and off the court docket, the ITF stated on Monday.
The American, a member of seven Davis Cup successful groups, gained the U.S. Open in 1971 and Wimbledon the next yr and in addition claimed 5 Grand Slam doubles titles.
The 75-year-old additionally coached a number of prime gamers together with Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati and Michael Chang and served as president of the ITF Corridor of Fame from 2011-2021.
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His identify can also be on a profitable line of Adidas sneakers.
“I competed actually exhausting and got here by means of in some huge moments, did not come by means of in some huge moments,” Smith stated in an announcement.
“You aren’t going to win each match or each sport or contest that you just’re concerned in, however you’ve got to provide it 100 per cent and look again with no regrets.”