Sport: A Champion Steps Down

Pierre Etchebaster was a court tennis champion when Bill Tilden reigned as lawn tennis champion, when Bobby Jones was scoring his grand slam in golf, when Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey were fighting for the heavyweight crown, and when Babe Ruth was slamming homers for the Yankees. Today, all the other heroes of the Golden Age of Sport are long since retired, and many are dead. Little (5 ft. 6 in., 150 Ibs.) Pierre Etchebaster is not only very much alive; he is still the champion of one of the most intricate, endurance-demanding games in the world. Last week, with no...

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