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Richard Dennis Ralston (July 27, 1942 – December 6, 2020) was an American professional tennis player. He was active during the 1960s and 1970s. Ralston was born in Bakersfield, California. He was coached by tennis pro Pancho Gonzales. He was the highest-ranked American player at the end of three consecutive years in the 1960s.

Ralston, a Davis Cup winner with the US Davis Cup team in 1963, continued to serve in the team as a coach from 1968 to 1971 and as a captain from 1972 to 1975, winning the title in 1972 over Romania.

Ralston was honored into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.

Ralston died on December 6, 2020 in Austin, Texas from cancer at the age of 78.

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