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Arthur Ashe acknowledges the crowd after defeating Jimmy Connors in four sets at the 1975 Wimbledon finals. Ashe, 35, was the underdog against 22-year-old Connors but kept the youngster off guard with a mix of pace and angles. The victory was Ashe’s first Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam overall. More importantly, the victory made him the first black male player to win at Wimbledon. (Tony Triolo/SI)

Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon, 1975.

1975 - Arthur Ashe & Jimmy Connors Walking onto Centre Court for the Wimbledon final

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Days shy of his 32nd birthday, Arthur Ashe faced off against the heavily favored Jimmy Connors, the 22-year-old defending champ. Ashe kept Connors off guard all match with a mix of pace and angles, winning in four sets. The victory was Ashe's first Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam overall, but more than that, the victory made him the first black male player to win the championship. 1975

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