Tilden is first American to win Wimbledon
July 3, 1920
Bill Tilden, using his slice shots to perfection, cuts up Australia's Gerald Patterson to become the first American to win Wimbledon.
Even after losing the first set, Tilden is confident of victory. He takes advantage of his opponent's vulnerable backhand, continually using his famous cut strokes to exploit the defending champion's weakness. It looks as if Tilden is toying with his opponent in the final three sets of his 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory.
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