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MeLOUGHLIX FEARS ACfpALASIi, (Special to "Star. 1 *) "'; SAX FBANXIISCO ~ S When Anthony Wilding, Sf» $aW* defeated Maurice f** ; tennis championship of the W» «" year in England, he won *?**£«£ j W Americans back-hand. j Zealander tries the same .faM J9* :| this AugUßt, when the **«, «*s\" 1 will blunder badly. The result «• W don twelve months ago m ***J* sequel at the fashionaife Qgg*.:■', County Club grounds at San -W*** Iwhere'M-aLoughlin had California home, and for tolfP weeks has been practising •#g^ i 2 : rierfecting a master which there -seems to he This supreme shot not only jg-W** McLoughlin out of a meW, :■» : places his opponent into anotter nw : which there is no escape, v j Experts at San Francisco ««|**** P T ] "Anthony the Absolute," as aW 'known in Australasia, will tMiSP Sf • quite interesting, not to say M**™* ent, when he runs up against itapg "A hall played deep to the 'l l **2 on the base line reveals the ••■■a-Hpf'wP in 99 per cent, of players/ W4 » Sumner Hardy, the '» ei -** t * r -r?L!* Pacific States Lawn Tennis -*V ! «g?, «It finds McLoushlin's grestMt pj»V At the Claremont coorts iaKI*M|W had Dr. Hardy and Dr. Hill voDrJla| at his back -hand, and when: linquished, dripping -with P*JSFWP| !he played to a wall, and taoK W swiftly-rehounding returns TO J* same stroke. The master strola *? Loughlin has perfected is a low, •»* ming backhand drive into the ««»£* the court least accessible fro-fl **W Wilding will he standing. TOwM*? played -perfectly the ball alights. -»JP; last inch of space, and looks and unplayable. '■■'■- : j_Interviewed, MoLoughlin said he «or sidered Australasia to be AaMiiea's «*| dange'rons foes in the Davis Cup *•*,** tussle for tlxe championship of tit *6.t*4 "In Anthony Wilding, whose pfrr » »« at its zenith, Brookes, DqP*. MR Dunlop, the Ac-straliaus h**!\,™ strongest team they have ewr pj»*»» H the courts, and one of the moat ■_«* midable combinations, if n formidable, that has ever any country," said Mcl>>aghlin. '■~V* team that "heats Australasia take the trophy, though of onm, 'to** is England, Germany, and Fnwee w •! reckoned with. Americans do. not »■ alice how good the 'leading Contfoentt* players have .become, "but tfce P 1 ™*" mary matches between Germany, fa 8 * ada, and Australasia will osen their et* What is the strongest feature » Anthony Wilding's game? The far* < that lie is so well "balanced as 'to<• without one. He is equall.T- 6t r oß ?^! every point. He is undouJMeoSr i**? now at his zenith, and -has a An* que .to aid him. But I consider B?»*f equally difficult to defeat. BroohM one of the most irresistible playst! ffl ever served or drove a ball,* adm W American champion. r"*

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AMERICA AND DAVIS CUP., Auckland Star, Volume XLV, Issue 180, 30 July 1914

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AMERICA AND DAVIS CUP. Auckland Star, Volume XLV, Issue 180, 30 July 1914