Tennis: Mark the Giant Killer

So much for amateurs. That is what the experts figured when the overlords of international tennis gave their blessing to open competition between amateurs and pros. No amateur, they said, could hope to beat the older, more experienced pros. Last week, in the British Hard Court Championships at Bournemouth, England—the world's first open tournament—an obscure British amateur proved that the talent gap may not be so big after all. On successive afternoons, Mark Cox, 24, who was not even considered good enough to play singles for the British Davis Cup team, upset...

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