Sport: Tilden v. Richards

William Tatem Tilden II had not played Vincent Richards for five years because Richards was a professional and the U. S. Lawn Tennis Association would not countenance official matches between pros and amateurs. But after Tilden turned pro himself (TIME, Jan. 12) a match between them loomed. Shrewdly Promoter Jack Curley, tsar of U. S. professional tennis, built up for this match a lusty Irish ballyhoo startling in tennis* although routine in Mr. Curley's boxing and wrestling enterprises. He had the rivals issue derisive statements about each other which neither would under any...

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