Bobby Riggs

1918 - 1995

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Robert Larimore Riggs (February 25, 1918 – October 25, 1995) was an American tennis champion who was the World No. 1 or the World co-No. 1 player for three years, first as an amateur in 1939, then as a professional in 1946 and 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Riggs has received more than 3,376,663 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Bobby Riggs is the 75th most popular tennis player (down from 52nd in 2019), the 4,606th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,662nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Bobby Riggs ranks 75 out of 1,148Before him are Richard Sears, Alex Metreveli, Gustavo Kuerten, Kim Clijsters, Helen Wills, and Kurt Nielsen. After him are Edgar Leonard, Arthur Gore, Maurice Germot, Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, Maud Watson, and Maureen Connolly.

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Among people born in 1918, Bobby Riggs ranks 161Before him are Giovanni Canestri, Pyotr Masherov, Eric Ericson, Venetia Burney, Abraham Robinson, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.. After him are Alfredo Ovando Candía, Helen Stephens, Suzanne Flon, Josef Bradl, Zakaria Mohieddin, and Émile Derlin Zinsou. Among people deceased in 1995, Bobby Riggs ranks 148Before him are Harry Guardino, Fred West, Ingo Schwichtenberg, John Cairncross, Dany Robin, and Olga Taussky-Todd. After him are Butterfly McQueen, René Wellek, Jean Tardieu, Albrecht Unsöld, Agustín Gaínza, and Laurindo Almeida.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby Riggs ranks 4,606 out of 15,968Before him are Donald Johanson (1943), Jeannette Rankin (1880), Gerrit Smith Miller (1869), Andrew Robinson (1942), Norman Lloyd (1914), and Patty Duke (1946). After him are Nick Cravat (1912), Stephen E. Ambrose (1936), Gordon Willis (1931), Nancy Roman (1925), Maryanne Trump Barry (1937), and William Guarnere (1923).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Bobby Riggs ranks 18Before him are Pancho Gonzales (1928), Michael Chang (1972), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), Jim Courier (1970), Richard Sears (1861), and Helen Wills (1905). After him are Edgar Leonard (1881), Maureen Connolly (1934), Venus Williams (1980), Vincent Richards (1903), Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1886), and Roscoe Tanner (1951).