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|Birth:||10th July, 1943|
|Death:||6th February, 1993|
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African American, was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked World No. 1 by Harry Hopman in 1968 and by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and World Tennis Magazine in 1975. Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. On June 20, 1993, Ashe was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then United States President Bill Clinton.
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