When I lived in the City, I used to see Vitas around town.
Before that, he lived in Kings Point, (I was in Great Neck)
Some of my tennis buddies and I would watch him practice and swim in his pool.
Again, in the City, I dated a girl who was from Pittsburgh, and knew Vitas from his Triangle team tennis days. As you said, he was very generous, and a good guy
He was great for the game!