Sport: Laughing Boy & The Weeper

Whenever the going got rough, an invariable sequence of events always seemed to overtake Italy's two standout tennis stars: lithe Nicola Pietrangeli would weep, towering Orlando Sirola would laugh, and, sooner or later, both would get beaten. But last week in the Davis Cup interzone finals in Perth, Australia, the emotional Italians, crying and chortling as always, suddenly turned tough under pressure. After losing two matches in a row, they rallied to defeat a favored squad of U.S. youngsters 3-2, thereby earned Italy the right to challenge the proud Australians later this month...

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