Sport: Higher Mopes Down Under

After the national tennis tournament at Forest Hills last summer, U.S. Davis Cup hopes hit bottom. The U.S.'s No. 1 player, Vic Seixas, was soundly whipped by a fuzz-cheeked Australian named Ken Rosewall, 17. Last week, at Australia's Victorian tournament, last warmup before the Davis Cup interzone finals, U.S. hopes were clearly on the rise.

In a quarter-final match, Seixas, despite recurrent attacks of hay fever, whipped young Rosewall in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2. Two days later, facing Australia's "Big Fellow," rangy Ken McGregor, Seixas was a whirlwind. Rushing the net behind one...

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