Sport: Work

Big Jake Kramer, 28, king of the pro tennis players, looked a little gaunt at 162 Ibs. For two years, from Madrid to Melbourne, he had been eating in hotels and hash-houses, sleeping when he could, trying to stay fit for one big match after another. Last week Big Jake cast a quizzical eye upon 190-lb. Pancho Gonzales, 21, twice U.S. amateur champion and current aspirant to Kramer's professional throne. Said Kramer: "He'll melt off some of that weight, and every pound will make it tougher on me. Pancho didn't get enough work as an amateur."

Next night, as their 90-match tour...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!