You'll have to be of a certain age to remember Ricardo Acuna from the days when he found a place in the world's top 50 in both singles and doubles. It was in the autumn of 1985 and the following spring that he gained these high points. After retiring, he continued to contribute to the future of the game, serving as an ATP and USTA national coach.
Sadly, sports stars are as likely to find troubled times as the rest of us. So, it was good to know that fellow Chileans, Fernando González and Nicolas Massu, were among many tennis players who took part in a recent pro-am in Pinecrest, near Miami, to help raise funds for his battle against the scourge that is Alzheimer's disease. Our thoughts are with both Ricardo and his family in this, his greatest battle.