Sport: A Pair of Jacks

In Australia, boyish Jack Kramer, the player on whom the U.S. relied most heavily to win back the famed Davis Cup, didn't try to look too good too early. He passed a preliminary singles tourney so that he would not reach top form before he wanted to. But last week the workmen were building temporary stands in Melbourne's Kooyong Stadium to accommodate the Cup crowds, and Jack let go.

His big serve sizzled over the net. Aggressive as ever, California's Kramer scrambled in behind his serve and put away shots with overhand smashes and...

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