Sport: Tilden v. Cochet

The first time Henri Cochet visited the U. S., in 1921, he was a member of Suzanne Lenglen's entourage. It was his job to run out on the tennis court with smelling-salts when she felt indisposed. The last time he left the U. S., in 1932, he had just lost to Ellsworth Vines in the finals of the National Singles Championship at Forest Hills. He denounced tournament, courts, officials, vowed never to come back. Last week Cochet broke his vow when he and stubby little Martin Plaa, for five years trainer of French Davis...

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