Sport: Best in the World

After Australia's Davis Cup triumph, Australians and New Zealanders could be forgiven the notion that tennis down under is the best in the world. Then the pros came to town, and local pride went back into the marsupial pouch. Aussie Ken Rosewall hardly belonged on the court with Pro Champion Pancho Gonzales.

The smooth tactics that had won Ken the U.S. title and made him a Davis Cup hero were as polished as ever. But all Rosewall did was set things up so that Pancho could move in for the kill. Behind his big serve, Pancho's long legs and long reach always...

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