Sport: Old Pros. V. New

As longtime rulers of the amateur tennis world, Australian Davis Cuppers Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor got so used to beating all comers that any defeat was considered something of an accident. Last week the young ex-amateur kings learned something about the hazards of their new trade. Making their professional debuts in Los Angeles and New York, Sedgman, 25, and McGregor, 23, smashed head on into Old Pros Jack Kramer and Pancho Segura, two 31-year-old tennis oldsters.

By this week rangy (6 ft. 3 in.) Ken McGregor had yet to win a set from bandy-legged little (5 ft. 6 in.) Pancho Segura;...

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