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Wait over for Nick Bollettieri

Tennis' most prolific coach will finally have his spot in the Hall of Fame

Updated: March 3, 2014, 9:51 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- He grew up a few shanked forehands from Madison Square Garden in North Pelham, N.Y., a scrappy child of the 1930s, but even early on it was clear he belonged in the big arena.

His skills of self-promotion were dazzling; nobody works the room better than he does. And, it must be said, this (and that preternatural golden tan) probably worked against his acceptance in the tennis establishment.

That finally changed forever Monday when it was announced that 82-year-old Nick ...

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