From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:
"Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?
To this Arthur Ashe replied:
"The world over --
50 million children start playing tennis
5 million learn to play tennis
500,000 learn professional tennis
50,000 come to the circuit
5000 reach the grand slam
50 reach Wimbledon
4 to semi final
2 to the finals
when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD ' Why me ? '
And today in pain I should not be asking GOD ' Why me ? '
"It was made obligatory upon you, to fight in the path of God and though it is disliked by you, and it may happen that any thing may be disliked by you and that may be in your favour, and it may happen that anything may be liked by you and that may not be in your favour, and Allah knows and you do not know." (Al Baqara: 216)