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We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

-- Arthur Ashe

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We want other people to treat us with respect, so we need to treat others with respect first. There's no guarantee that the respect will be returned, but it's guaranteed that no respect is returned if no respect is first given.

It's easy for us to grant dignity to those we call friends and to those who want to call us friends; that's just to be expected. More difficult is to grant friendship and dignity to those opposed to us or to those we consider our enemies.

Whether others are aligned with us or against us, we need to treat them with friendship and dignity for this reason: today's friends may be tomorrow's foes, and today's foes may be tomorrow's friends.

Some Information about Arthur Ashe

Arthur Robert Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia, US on 1943-July-10. He died in New York, New York, US on 1993-February-6.

Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player who was a contemporary of Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, and Bjorn Borg. He was also the first African-American to win one of the Grand Slam championships (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open).

At age 7 Ashe began playing tennis in a local park. His first tennis coach was Walter Johnson, who hailed from Lynchburg, Virginia, US. Johnson had coached female tennis champion Althea Gibson. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, US; there he was coached by Richard Hudlin. Ashe lived in St. Louis before he entered the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a tennis scholarship.

While he had amateur status, Ashe had won the following titles:

  • 1963 -- US hard-court singles championship;
  • 1965
    • intercollegiate singles title;
    • doubles title;
  • 1967 -- US clay-court singles championship;
  • 1968
    • US amateur singles title;
    • US open singles championship;
    • Davis Cup Challenge
  • 1969 -- Davis Cup Challenge
  • 1970 -- Davis Cup Challenge

Including the 3 David Cup titles noted above, Ashe was part of the American Davis Cup teams in 1963-1970, 1975, and 1977-1978. Ashe turned professional in 1970.

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