Sport: Gamesmanship Down Under

Canny Harry Hopman, nonplaying captain of the Australian Davis Cup team, seemed to be giving U.S. Captain Frank Shields a splendid lesson in Gamesmanship,* Down Under style. As a full-time tennis writer for the Melbourne Herald, Hopman based his opening ploy on the U.S. warmup performances. His particular target: Vic Seixas, who, he said, had "foot-faulted a number of times" without being taken to task. U.S. Captain Shields showed himself no mean Gamesman in return by promptly retorting: "When Harry resorts to such tactics as this, I think it indicates only that we've...

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