Sport: The Sport That Jack Built

From the moment Jack Kramer arrived, Australians viewed him with mixed feelings. As coach of the U.S. Davis Cup squad, he was theoretically welcome. But as a promoter who has lured away top Australian stars for his professional tours, he was viewed with ill-concealed hostility.

Kramer had scarcely stepped off the plane before the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia spitefully banned his touring pros from its affiliated courts. Snapped one official: "Australia is Kramer's happiest hunting ground. He is out to break the amateur game, and if the L.T.A.A. gives in to him now, he will succeed." Kramer bristled, "I would expect...

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