Sport: By Double Fault

In 49 years of Davis Cup play, the U.S. has won the cup 18 times. But the grand days of U.S. amateur tennis supremacy, like those of Ivy League football, are long gone. Since 1950, Australia's strong-armed youngsters have ruled the courts; the U.S. has won only twice, the last time in 1958—and then with a Peruvian, Alex Olmedo, playing as a member of the U.S. team. In 1960 and 1961, the U.S. could not even make the finals, bowing out both times to Italy in interzone competition. Last week the U.S. 1962 Davis Cup team ran true to form: it...

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