Sport: The Rains Came to Madras But Mexico Won Anyway

India's monsoon rains drummed down on the makeshift rope-and-bamboo stadium in Madras, and Mexico's Davis Cup team wondered if they were there for tennis or water polo. "We will lose our edge," fretted Coach Pancho Contreras as the first day's matches were postponed. The wonder was that the Mexicans had any edge left at all. In a comedy of errors—or possibly gamesmanship—the Latin Americans spent the better part of a week bumping around India while their hosts acted as if they weren't even there at all.

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