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WON FROM THE BASE LINE. RESULT NEVER IN DOUBT. (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright.) LONDON , , July 1. There was an enormous attendance at the Wimbledon tournament, when Wilding played Gore in the challenge round of tlm All-England championships. Wilding at the outset lost four games, and then settled down to a hard, accurate back-court game. Gore generally held his own at the net, and won thti third set by superior volleying. Wilding was cool and confident, and the result was never in doubt. MEN'S DOTJBI.ES. (Received 10.10 a.m.) LONDON, July 1. In the semi-final of the men's doubles at Wimbledon, Ritohie and Wilding beat ! Doust and Poidevin, 4—6, G—3, o—4,0 —4, I—6, 6—3. DAVIS CUP COMPETITION. iffEVv ZEALAND'S REPRESENTATIVE. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) CHEISTCHURCH, this day. Commenting editorially on Wilding's Datest success, the "Lyttelton Times" says: "His last achievement will add enormously to the interest of his appearance in the Davis Cup competition, and we are sorry to hear a rumour that he may not return to New Zealand for this event. The suggestion that he will remain abroad as a protest against the action of the. New Zealand Lawn Tennis Association in arranging for the competition to take place in Wellington instead of in Christchurch, we do not credit for a moment. The management committee of the Association has benaved in a simply atrocious fashion, adding the grossest discourtesy to the narrowest parochialism, but the champion is far too good a sportsman to visit the sins of a few paltry spirits in Wellington upon the rest of nis countrymen. Of course, there may be half a dozen otiier reasons why he cannot get back to New Zealand in time to take part in the games, but we are sure he will not allow a mere provincial squabble to deprive Australasia of his services upon such an important occasion. A Davis Cup competition without a representative of ours appearing among the players would be of comparatively little interest to New Zealand, and if Mr. Wilding really is detained on the other side of the world the Dominion should give its partner in possession of the trophy an opportunity to reconsider the whole of the arrangements." NEW PLYMOUTH, this day. The Taranaki Lawn Tennis Association has written to the secretary of the New Zealand Association, expressing approval •of the proposal to re-open the question where the Davis Cup contest shall be played.

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WILDING'S VICTORY., Auckland Star, Volume XLI, Issue 155, 2 July 1910

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WILDING'S VICTORY. Auckland Star, Volume XLI, Issue 155, 2 July 1910