Sport: Too Much Tennis

Australia is a very fine place.

Keep away! Keep away!

—Old Chantey After a steady diet of three months of tennis in Australia, Tony Trabert and Vic Seixas, top U.S. amateurs, were obviously fed up. Being fed up, they blew up—and with a resounding bang. The Americans' trouble was twofold:1) they were losing instead of winning, and 2) they were losing in Australia.

Unlike the smallish crowds that watch tennis with Emily Post decorum in the U.S., Australian tennis zealots turn out by the thousands, even for minor tournaments. And they would no more think of repressing their natural partisanship than a crowd of...

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