Sport: Crisis Down Under

Australia is a large island-continent with a small population of 8,750,000, all of whom seem to become rabid tennis fans as soon as they can hold a racket. Last week Australia's tennis bugs were having nightmares. Reason: their star player and main hope for keeping the Davis Cup for the fifth straight year, blond, bullet-serving Lew Hoad, was playing slipshod and lazy tennis. Clearly, it was a national crisis which involved everybody from Lew Hoad's mother to Prime Minister Robert Menzies.

The Americans—provided they get by their interzone final with Sweden, which they probably will—have hopes of snatching the cup from Australia...

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