Kramer: Tennis's most important person

Originally Published: September 30, 2009
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

The life of the most important person in tennis history was celebrated this past Saturday. Fittingly, Jack Kramer's memorial service was held on the tennis courts at UCLA, the location of the Los Angeles Tennis Open, an ATP tournament run by his son Bobby for more than 25 years and an event Kramer had won, run and at times even funded right out of his pocket. But that one event was only a single jewel in a massive crown.

The lowdown on Kramer, who died two weeks ago at ...

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