A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 28, 1975

If there was any tennis showdown that interested Sport Writer Philip Taubman more than this week's record $1 million duel between Jimmy Connors and Australia's John Newcombe, it was one he hoped to arrange between Connors and himself. Well before he went out to Los Angeles to interview Connors for the story, Taubman began practicing for a fast set or two with his subject. Unfortunately, Connors declined the challenge, pleading a need to rest a recently sprained ankle before his match with Newcombe. It was just as well. Taubman took up tennis at eleven and is a weekend player of some...

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