Tennis: An American Ace

The future of U.S. tennis has rarely looked brighter—thanks to a long, limber Negro with a supersonic serve and a way of making the extraordinary commonplace. When Arthur Ashe, 22, beat Australia's Roy Emerson, the world's No. 1 amateur, in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Nationals last September, many experts were inclined to dismiss the achievement as an act of God. Emerson had an off day. Last week in Australia, Ashe did it again. And this time he not only defeated Emerson, he demolished, one after another, all three top Aussie tennis...

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