Benjamin Bratt Hosting the USTA Tribute to Pancho Gonzalez

Benjamin Bratt hosted a tribute to former U.S. Championships winner Pancho Gonzalez on-court in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the night session on Saturday, September 5. The tribute celebrated Gonzalez on the 60th anniversary of his second consecutive victory at the U.S. Championships, and members of the Gonzalez family attended, along with students from the Pancho Gonzalez Tennis Academy in Washington, D.C., and a number of former players and Hispanic community leaders.

It is  worth mentioning that Benjamin narrated a documentary in 2005 on the Hispanic-American athlete, whose titles were being recognized. The trailer is at Pancho Gonzalez: The Latino Legend of Tennis

The New York Times published an interesting article about Pancho Gonzalez.

Honoring Gonzalez and His Legacy

Photos of Benjamin taken at yesterday’s event can be found at Getty Images website

Benjamin Bratt – NY: US Open Day 6

and the USTA website

The US Open 2009 – Saturday, September 5, 2009 – Pancho Gonzalez Tribute

The USTA website also hosts a video clip of the ceremony.

Pancho Gonzalez Ceremony – US Open 2009

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