Sport: Cruel, Isn't It?

Captain Adrian Quist was browned off. After all, he had represented Australia in four previous Davis Cup rounds (1936, 1938, 1939, 1946); he was also Australia's national singles champion. What if he was 35, and getting a trifle rubber-legged? Complained Quist: "I've been reading that we'll be lucky to win one of the five matches . . . Personally, I look for a very close and dramatic three-day series."

Few of the 8,000 spectators sprinkling the Forest Hills grandstands (capacity: 13,500) on opening day last week expected that much excitement. Now that Jake...

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