Sport: Davis Cup, Aug. 7, 1933

When Jean Borotra finally convinced people that he would not play singles for the French Davis Cup team this year, because he was too old (34) it became easier to see how the challenge round against England would turn out. The weak member of the French team was un doubtedly young left-handed André Merlin, fourth ranking player of France, who had impressed Cochet and Lacoste, the non-playing captain, as more determined than Christian Boussus, who ranks a notch ahead of him. If Merlin lost his matches to Perry and Austin, Borotra and Brugnon would...

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