Richard Dennis Ralston, aka “Denny” is a professional tennis player from the United States. He was born on July 27, 1942 in Bakersfield, California, United States. He first made waves in the tennis scene when was just 17 years old. Back then, he was still studying at the University of South California when he and his teammate, Rafe Osuna, won the doubles prize at Wimbledon. Ralston was known for being one of those players who were distinguished and skilled enough to be a part of the United States Davis Cup team winner – both as captain and player. Throughout his career, many regarded him as a man of such stormy personality. However, compared to players who came after him, Ralston is thought to be a lot tamer. He has further implanted his footprints in the world of tennis through his time as a great educator as well as tennis coach at the Southern Methodist University. In his career, Ralston showed his strength in doubles with his partner Chuck McKinley. Through their partnership, they won the 1961, 1963-1964 U.S. Cup. Although they were not winners during the 1962 tournament, they were still able to reach the finals round of the said event. It was in 1968 to 1971 that Ralston served as the coach of the winning U.S. Davis Cup teams. By 1972, he already became a captain for a span of 4 years. It was his cool and calm manner during the 1972 Cup when he faced the huge crowd of patriots that became the highlight of the competition where they won. Ralston was known as a stylish stroker who had a menacing forehand. He was in the Top Ten of the World rankings for seven straight years, and won 5 Grand Slam tournaments.