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Riggs, Bobby (Robert Larimore) 

A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

(1918–95)A US tennis player who competed on the national tennis circuit in the USA in the 1940s and was ranked as world number one for three years. Riggs remarked, at the age of 55: ‘Even an old man like me, with one foot in the grave, could beat any woman player.’ Australia's Margaret Court, the world's top player, played him and lost by 6–2, 6–1. The US world number two, ... ...

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