Tennis: On to Adelaide

Tennis fortunes wax and wane—and Australia's mostly wax, while the U.S.'s mostly wane. The Aussies have won the Davis Cup in eleven of the past 13 years; the U.S. has not even reached the Challenge Round since 1959. But last week U.S. fortunes took a distinct turn for the better. The U.S. team had already beaten Mexico and Britain handily. Now it needed only to get past India in the interzone finals to challenge Australia for the cup.

Out in Bombay the Indians did their bit to make the matches interesting. Captain Ramanathan Krishnan inspected the Cricket Club's slick clay court,...

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