When quarter-finals day at Wimbledon began, the United States, represented by Earl Buchholz and Barry MacKay, seemed to have a good chance to win the men's singles for the first time since Tony Trabert beat Lew Hoad in 1955. Against defending champion Neale Fraser, 19-year-old Buchholz reached match point five times in the fourth set. Then, leading 15-14, he twisted an ankle and fell heavily. After a few more painful points, he collapsed and had to default to Fraser, who eventually won the title. When Italy's Nicola Pietrangeli whipped MacKay, the United States was shut out (see page 50).