Sport: World Beaters Down Under

When Australia began its defense of the Davis Cup last week in Sydney, the headlines belonged to the emotional antics of the pair of challenging Italians, Orlando Sirola and Nicola Pietrangeli, who had knocked out the U.S. team. Then onto the court for Australia walked a pair of lefthanders who never weep and never giggle, shudder at the idea of throwing a racket or a tantrum. All Neale Fraser, 27, and Rod ("Rocket") Laver, 22, ever seem to do is win—and last week they defended the Davis Cup with a brand of tennis that...

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