Aug. 15, 1955
Aug. 15, 1955

Table of Contents
Aug. 15, 1955

26 Million Magazines Later
Events & Discoveries
The Gold Cup Race
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Physical Fitness
A Hotbox Special
SI Sampler
  • By William F. Talbert

    At first a major concern, Trabert's injury now is just a minor part of the continuing Davis Cup nightmare

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


Forty-one years ago this week, in an opening Davis Cup match, Maurice McLoughlin (above), for the U.S., edged out Norman Brookes of Australia in one of tennis history's most memorable sets. Brookes, the veteran master, battled the young California Comet for 32 grueling games, the lead shifting back and forth until the American redhead finally won 17-15. The record crowd saw more tennis in one set than in a whole match, and the victory eased their pain at the final U.S. defeat, 3-2.

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