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THE CUP COMES HOME

Jan. 03, 1955
Jan. 03, 1955

Table of Contents
Jan. 3, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Sportsman
Soundtrack
  • THE EDITORS LISTEN TO AN AMERICAN GENERAL ON THE SUBJECT OF RUSSIAN RIFLEMEN, EXPLORE THE BAROQUE GOLF SITUATION IN LOS ANGELES AND TALK TO A JUSTIFIABLY IMMODEST BASKETBALL COACH

Spectacle
Hunting Dogs
Virgin Islands
Sporting Look
Horse Racing
Column Of The Week
Acknowledgments
Bowling
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

THE CUP COMES HOME

Determined American tennis players finally end the Australian domination

Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert are two Americans who know all about playing tennis in Australia. They've made four long trips there in quest of the Davis Cup which Australia carried away from U.S. shores in 1950. Three times Vic and Tony had sad trips home—without the Cup. But last week, before capacity Challenge Round crowds of 25,578 in Sydney's White City Courts, the Americans made good on their fourth try.

This is an article from the Jan. 3, 1955 issue Original Layout

Australia's Lew Hoad served up eight double faults, foot faulted three times as Trabert led off with a 6-4, 2-6, 12-10, 6-3 victory the first day—sweet revenge for the heartbreaker he dropped to Hoad in the 1953 Challenge Round.

Seixas, under a two-year voodoo spell worked by Ken Rosewall's magic backhand (Seixas lost eight of nine matches and six straight to Rosewall), conjured up some of his own medicine: a relentless attack on Ken's forehand to win, 8-6, 6-8, 6-4, 6-3. That night U.S. Captain Bill Talbert, who had predicted a 5-0 American sweep, said happily "I am proud of my boys."

The next day—Tuesday—the Americans captured the deciding point for the U.S. with victory in the doubles, and the boys got ready to pack up the Cup.

PHOTORONNY JAQUESVIC SEIXAS AND TONY TRABERT TOOK CONFIDENCE AND EXPERIENCE ON TRIPPHOTOUNITED PRESSTRABERT BEAT HOAD TO PUT THE U.S. AHEAD