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The in basic terms time within the historical past of Wimbledon that the men’s singles ultimate used to be no longer performed is advised intimately by way of the topped champion during this illuminating tennis biography. Sidney wooden gained the 1931 Wimbledon name by means of default over Frank Shields—his institution blood brother, doubles associate, roommate, and Davis Cup teammate—in the most curious episodes in activities heritage. wooden tells the story of the way Shields used to be ordered through the U.S. Tennis organization to not compete within the championship fit in order that he may possibly leisure his injured knee in instruction for an upcoming Davis Cup fit. 3 years later the tale keeps while he and Shields performed a fit on the Queen’s membership for the Wimbledon trophy. additionally integrated are a compilation of brief tales that convey attention-grabbing anecdotes of the Thirties and a signature rfile of the play and varieties of 20th-century tennis legends.

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