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US tennis freak who was known for his love of the game and his philosophy, ‘If I can’t play for big money, I play for a little money. And if I can’t play for a little money, I stay in bed that day.’
He was a great ping pong player before he became a great tennis player.
He was the World No. 1 or the co-World No. 1 tennis star for three years, initially as an amateur and later as a professional.
How did Bobby Riggs die?
Bobby Riggs' death was caused by Prostate Cancer.
Bobby Riggs, 77, a former Wimbledon and U.S. Open tennis champion who helped make women’s tennis a major spectator and money sport by losing a widely promoted 1973 match to Billie Jean KingBillie Jean KingBillie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. King won 39 major titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women’s doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. King was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups.https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Billie_Jean_KingBillie Jean King – Wikipedia, died of prostate cancer Oct. 25 at his home in Leucadia, Calif.
|Cause of death||Prostate Cancer|
|Age of death||77 years|
|Birthday||February 25, 1918|
|Death date||October 25, 1995|
|Place of death||Leucadia, Encinitas, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"To be a winner, you've got to be an appraiser. You've got to be able to play at your best under pressure. And more money creates more pressure. Money is the finest fuel in the world."Bobby Riggs
"I always rise to the occasion for that big bet."Bobby Riggs
"When I don't enjoy it anymore, I'll stop. But I think as long as people want me to be where the action is, I'll be there. I just love to play tennis."Bobby Riggs
"Billie and I did wonders for women's tennis. They owe me a piece of their checks."Bobby Riggs
"All my life, everything has been a contest."Bobby Riggs