Sport: Prospect

Where is the U.S. going to find its next great tennis star? Watching the play of a pink-faced, cowlicked 16-year-old last week, Davis Cup Selection Committee Chairman James H. Bishop thought he had found the answer. As Hamilton Farrar ("Ham") Richardson of Baton Rouge, La. went about winning the National Junior championship with one of the most stylish all-court games seen this year, Jim Bishop pronounced him "the best [tennis] prospect in a quarter of a century."

That took in a lot of territory, and other U.S. tennis scouts might not be ready to...

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