At Germantown

Five sets of championship ten-nis can make strong men sob., To play those five sets a man must have a sturdy heart; a stomach un-corroded with strong drink, a breath uncontaminated by cafe smoke.

Yet, last week, Rene Lacoste and Henri Cochet, French by blood, birth and habit, accustomed to wining with their meals, to puffing tasteless "Maryland" cigarets, to dissipating as only a French gourmet can—these men won the world's highest tennis honors from hardy, ascetic U. S. men.

At the Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, the...

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