Sport: New Tennis Tour

When Promoter-Player Jack Kramer finished his professional tennis tour last May, he first jotted down the score that interested him most: an $860,000 gross. Then he added up a secondary score: he had beaten Australia's Frank Sedgman 54 matches to 41, and had paid Sedgman more than $125,000 for taking the lumps. For this season, Player Kramer decided to stick to being Promoter Kramer.

Last week Kramer & Co. (World Tennis, Inc.) opened their 1954 tennis tour at Madison Square Garden with a new cast of characters, "the four best tennis players in the world—five, if I play," says Kramer. The new...

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