Sport: Volleys of 1941

For 50 years, tennis was a game that was played for the fun of it. Then came Big Bill Tilden. The greatest player the world had ever seen, he made the game a spectacle—a show well worth the price of admission.

Today tennis is still played for fun, but mostly by dubs, has-beens and never-will-bes. Many of those who play well enough to attract a crowd want to get paid for it. They sweat through amateur tournaments the year round to get their names in the papers, to enhance their box-office draw. The national championship, the goal of every U. S....

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