Tennis

The Crowd: Wimbledon champ Roy Emerson talks tennis, competition and raising funds for foster care

The Crowd: Wimbledon champ Roy Emerson talks tennis, competition and raising funds for foster care

In 1964 and ’65, tennis icon Roy Emerson played and won at Wimbledon.

His awards consisted of a handsome trophy and a gift certificate valued at 25 pounds. It would be quite an understatement to offer now that the game has changed.

“Today it’s a power game,” shared Emerson sitting for an interview with his wife, Joy, a fellow tennis star in her own right. “The game is all for television, and it’s all about the money.”

Emerson’s 25-pound certificates of Wimbledon glory translate into millions in 2017 for the stars of international tennis.

The Australian-born tennis legend attributes some of the incredible expansion of the game to technology — which...

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