Sport: Rebounding Basque

There was a bald spot now where his familiar blue beret used to be, but his thin face, jerky, stiff-armed strokes and debonair air were unmistakable. It was Jean Borotra all right, back on the same Manhattan courts where he had four times won the U.S. indoor tennis title (1925, 1927, 1929, 1931). The occasion: an exhibition match with an old rival, the U.S.'s ex-Davis Cupper Francis X. Shields.

It had been more than a decade since U.S. tennis fans had seen France's Bounding Basque in action. It had been even longer since the Davis Cup matches which established Borotra as one...

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