Sport: A Man Named Smith

"This will be the wide-open Open," announced Billy Talbert, director of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at Forest Hills, N.Y. If he sounded like a carny barker trying to hypo the gate, it was understandable. Partly because of the wearying pro v. amateur power struggle that has long plagued tennis, six of the top professionals —Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, Cliff Drysdale and Andres Gimeno—declined to enter the tournament. Margaret Court Smith, the defending women's champion, could not come because she is pregnant. Wimbledon Champ Evonne Goolagong, the 20-year-old Australian...

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