Two Time Victorious

“They tell me I had actually won the match twice. I had a match point and as I’m running from the other side I didn't see McEnroe's ball bounce, and I hit it and missed. His coach was in the stands looking down and at five all, McEnroe put up his finger to see if his coach saw it out. His coach put up two finger about six inches apart,” (Gottfried Interview, March 26, 2018.) 

The legacy of Gottfried has lived on to present day tennis at Trinity University. Gretchen Rush, former NCAA Women’s Doubles champion in 1983 and current head coach of the women’s tennis program at Trinity University, has a picture of Gottfried with his fist in the air after the victory hanging on the wall in Maybree Tennis Center. “This wall is for greatness, said Rush”