Tennis: Mental Muscle on Court

Ask any tennis buff for the name of the best amateur player in the U.S., and the answer is likely to be Arthur Ashe, the lean, tall Virginian who is the first Negro ever to top the U.S. men's rankings. These days, though, the answer may not come so quickly. And any hesitance reflects the fact that Ashe, 23, has yet to win a major tournament. What's more, there is at least one other American around who seems to have Arthur's number: his old college roommate at U.C.L.A., Charles Pasarell.

Although he ranks...

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