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Alastair Martin dies at 94; longtime amateur tennis champion
Alastair Martin dies at 94; longtime amateur tennis champion

Alastair Martin, a longtime amateur tennis champion who helped transform the game by opening major tournaments to professionals, died Jan. 12 of natural causes at his home in Katonah, N.Y. He was 94. Martin was a longtime champion of court tennis, a predecessor of modern tennis that was usually played indoors or in walled courtyards. He won 18 national titles in singles and doubles between 1933 and 1971, according to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He also competed in modern tennis championships in the 1930s and '40s. Martin was vice president of the U.S. Tennis Assn. in 1967 and 1968 and president in 1969 and 1970, as the amateur era gave way and major tournaments opened to...

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