ESPN remembers tennis’ Bud Collins

Today the tennis community was saddened by the news of the passing of Bud Collins, the pioneering journalist ubiquitous at the sport’s major events for 50 years writing for The Boston Globe.

Simultaneously, he appeared in coverage on PBS, CBS, NBC and in the 2000s on ESPN, helping to broaden the popularity of the sport he had played, had coached and loved.

He blazed a now well-worn path, making the transition from print to television – though Collins never left his typewriter behind. Beloved and respected by all, he was as synonymous with outlandishly colorful outfits featuring specially made pants as much as he was for the clever nicknames he coined for players.

Several of his ESPN colleagues shared their thoughts on social media.

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