American Tennis Legend Arthur Ashe to Feature in a Riveting New Movie by CNN

Published 06/16/2022, 2:38 PM EDT
Arthur Ashe was also the first black player to win at the championships

Arthur Ashe, the American tennis veteran, was one of the best players tennis has ever seen. In fact, during his playing days, he laid the foundation for black people in tennis. As Ashe was the first black man on America’s Davis Cup team and also was the first black player to lift the trophy at Wimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open.

However, apart from leading the community in tennis, he also worked toward their rights. The former World No.1 took initiatives to make the world a better place. And that’s what makes him unique and respectable. Therefore, CNN has decided to honor Ashe’s contributions with a movie.

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CNN’s tribute to Arthur Ashe

CNN describes Ashe as “much more than his status as one of the tennis greats.” And explains that the upcoming movie “dives into his life and achievements from athlete to activist.”

 

Further, the movie named ‘Citizen Ashe’ will speak about the actions the American tennis legend took towards the betterment of society. Also, as per the trailer, the movie will have some moments dedicated to the actual words of Ashe.

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Such as the quote, “Some people think we are all brawn and no brains, and I like to fight the myth” which was a part of the recent trailer. The CNN creation’s first glimpse has received a mixed response from the audience. Though we will get a clear picture of the movie’s impact on tennis fan’s minds after June 26th.

A look into Ashe’s actions

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After winning the US Open, Ashe had enough recognition to spread his words and ideas. The man powered by the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy to fight for civil rights finally had enough listeners.

Therefore, he marched towards his mission and became a member of a delegation of African Americans who visited South Africa. There, he observed the political changes that took place as people approached racial integration.

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Also, he was sent to jail for protesting during a rally in south Africa. Thereafter, he was imprisoned in the USA as well for raising protest at the White house.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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