Sport: Bright Australian Future

The U.S. hope in the final match for the U.S. tennis championship was no hope at all: at 38, Gardnar Mulloy was drained by the years, and he was to face one of the finest players ever to hop a net. Yet the crowd cheered as Mulloy walked out to the famed center court at Forest Hills, lean, fit-looking and brisk, but stiff in his stride, and greying at the temples. It was his 18th year in the singles matches, and Mulloy, decorated veteran of World War 11 (lieutenant commander skipper of an LST)...

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