Sport: Up in Smoke

Not so long ago, the U.S. Davis Cup squad—on paper, at least—looked as though it had an even chance of bringing the cup back from Australia this December. Dick Savitt, Australian and Wimbledon champion, was thelogical No.1 man in singles. Up & coming Tony Trabert, U.S. clay court champion, could play the No. 2 singles, and team with veteran Billy Talbert in the doubles. Then the paper plans began to go up in smoke. A week after Trabert was ordered to duty with the Navy, Talbert quit the squad to go back to work...

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