Tennis: Cups & Robbers

Last year a couple of cat burglars named Chuck McKinley and Dennis Ralston sneaked off with Australia's prize silver: the Davis Cup. The mug had been in the family for most of 13 years, and the Aussies did not take the abduction kindly. So off to Cleveland last week trotted two of Australia's finest: Roy Emerson, the world's No. 1-ranked amateur, and Fred Stolle, ranked No. 2. "We'll win 4 to 1," predicted Aussie Captain Harry Hopman, as always the soul of confidence—and not without cause.

McKinley's game had been sour all year:...

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