Sport: Peck's Bad Boy

Tournament tennis players are supposed to be well-mannered young men who win or lose with a smile. Last week the U.S. Davis Cup selection committee named eleven players to the squad that will defend the trophy against the Australians later this month. A conspicuous absentee from the list was a fiery, stocky San Francisco redhead named Earl Cochell, 28, good enough to be ranked seventh nationally and the winner of last month's Southampton tournament.

At South Orange, NJ. last week, during the Eastern Grass Court Championships, Cochell announced that he would make the Davis Cup committee look silly by beating its...

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