Sport: So He Took the $50,000

The open secret was out. As everyone knew he would (TIME, Sept. 1), Big Jake Kramer, U.S. Davis Cupper and the world's foremost amateur tennis player, turned professional (for a $50,000 guarantee). He will face Pro Champ Bobby Riggs in Madison Square Garden Dec. 26. Also expected to jump the amateur ranks, for second billing on the Kramer-Riggs tour: rambunctious Pancho Segura and Australia's singles champ and Davis Cupper, Dinny Pails.


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