Tennis: Anyone?

There are twice as many tennis players in the U.S. (10 million) as there are people in Ecuador, (5,000,000), and the list of participants on a Sunday at the courts in Manhattan's Central Park is longer than the membership rolls (500) at all of Ecuador's five tennis clubs combined. But the U.S. Davis Cup team, which in eight years has managed to lose to Mexico, Italy (twice), Spain and Brazil, was not about to let statistics stand in the way. In Guayaquil last week, a four-man U.S. squad headed by Arthur Ashe—ranked...

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