William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the world no. 1 player for seven years, he won 15 Majors: ten Grand Slams, the 1921 World Hard Court Championships and four Pro Slams . Bill Tilden dominated the world of international tennis in the first half of the 1920s. During his 18-year amateur period of 1912–30, he won 138 of 192 tournaments, and had a match record of 907–62, a winning percentage of 93.6 percent.
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