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Butch Buchholz

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Butch Buchholz


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Earl \"Butch\" Buchholz, Jr., (born September 16, 1940, in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who was one of the game\s top players in the late-1950s and early-1960s. Buchholz won the boy\s singles title at Wimbledon and Roland Garros in 1958, and at the Australian Championships in 1959. Buchholz was ranked the World No. 5 player in 1960, and was ranked four times in the US Top 10. He played for the US in the Davis Cup from 1959-60. Buchholz played as a touring professional player from 1961-1967. He won the United States Pro Championship in 1962, by beating Pancho Segura in the finals. Buchholz was an original member of Lamar Hunt\s Handsome Eight. Since retiring as a player, Buchholz has served tennis in many professional and administrative capacities. He has been the Commissioner of World Team Tennis from 1977-1978, an Executive

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