Sport: Doubles

Before the national doubles tournament started last week in Brookline, Mass., most observers were ready to agree that the two best doubles players in the U. S. were probably a pair of Frenchmen. There was Henri ("Ricochet") Cochet and his excitable partner, Jacques Brugnon, champions of France and winners last June at Wimbledon. There was Jean René Lacoste and Jean Borotra, the "Bounding Basque." None of the U. S. players looked very strong; William T. Tilden, of course—but then Tilden never takes doubles literally. He prefers to play with some youth who, overcome...

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