Davis Cup Won From America —Tables Turned In The Final Singles.
Australia made a remarkable recovery at Philadelphia to win the Davis Cup—the tennis supremacy of the world—from America. Twenty-five years ago they won it at New York, but the American pair, W. T. Tilden and W. M. Johnston, took it from Norman Brooks and Gerald Patterson seven years later. Th !v/ ear Austra,ia rel '«d upon J. E. Bromwich and A. K. U,St - When this pair lost the opening singles to R. L. 'ggs, imbledon champion, and F. A. Parker, respectively, the challengers were in a losing position. As expected, they won the doubles. Yesterday Quist succeeded where Bromwich had failed, defeating Riggs in a five-set match after each had won two on end. Honours were then even. The destiny of the Cup was to be settled by the meeting of Bromwich and Parker. The Australian scored a signal victory in straight sets, in which he lost only four games.
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AUSTRALIA TRIUMPHS, Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 209, 5 September 1939
AUSTRALIA TRIUMPHS Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 209, 5 September 1939
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