Sport: Jack in the Armory

On the close-shaven grass courts of Forest Hills and Melbourne, 25-year-old Jack Kramer had swept all amateur tennis opponents before him. How would the Davis Cup hero do on a slippery board floor? He wasn't sure himself. Last week, in the U.S. indoor championships in Manhattan's Seventh Regiment Armory, he put himself to the test. It was his first indoor tournament.

Like most outdoor tennis players, he found the indoor game on boards confusing at first; the ball seemed to fly through the air faster, and shot off the varnished wood floor in a...

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