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Hall of Fame Golden Anniviversary

The voice of the sport for years, Bud Collins literally wrote the book on tennis history – his encyclopedia remains the game’s standard. So it’s no surprise the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, asked him to serve as master of ceremonies for its 50th anniversary celebration in 2004. And when you’re inducting Steffi Graf, Stefan Edberg and Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney, you want to have someone on hand who knows where their on-court achievements rank in the pantheon of legendary players. Collins also focuses on the celebration leading up to the newest members’ induction, including the Angela Moore Lady Day and Fashion Show, Hall of Fame Parade, and the Anniversary Jubilee. Along the way he checks in with other Hall of Famers like Chris Evert and John McEnroe, who share what the honor and sport of tennis mean to them.