Bobby Riggs – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Bobby Riggs died at age 77, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding tennis player Bobby Riggs' death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

US tennis freak who was known for his love of the game and his philosophy, ‘If I can’t play for big money, I play for a little money. And if I can’t play for a little money, I stay in bed that day.’

He was a great ping pong player before he became a great tennis player.

He was the World No. 1 or the co-World No. 1 tennis star for three years, initially as an amateur and later as a professional.

How did Bobby Riggs die?

Bobby Riggs' death was caused by prostate cancer.

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Information about the death of Bobby Riggs
Cause of deathProstate Cancer
Age of death77 years
ProfessionTennis Player
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1918
Death dateOctober 25, 1995
Place of deathLeucadia, Encinitas, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"It's no disgrace to play against the world's champions and lose by one service break in the last two sets."

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"I'm always ready to play for money."

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"My biggest problem is overconfidence."

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"The proudest thing I have ever done was to win the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles at Wimbledon."

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"Senior tennis is like the younger game in slow motion. It is much more of a backcourt game. The player who had a big game in his prime finds it harder to play that same game as a senior. But any senior who could lob well when he was young can still hit a good lob."

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