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October 3, 2011

All the World's a Court

Author Marshall Jon Fisher started with an epic tennis match and expanded from there, encompassing homophobia, World War II, and the incomparable Bill Tilden.

Andrew Golding

More than 70 years ago, Don Budge, an American, and German Baron Gottfried von Cramm engaged in an epic tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. The match essentially would decide the winner of the 1937 Davis Cup, pitting Budge—the No. 1 ranked player in the world—against Cramm, who was No. 2 in the world. The winning team would then be the overwhelming favorite against Great Britain in the final round of the Davis Cup.

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