The basically time within the background of Wimbledon that the men’s singles ultimate was once now not performed is informed intimately through the topped champion during this illuminating tennis biography. Sidney wooden gained the 1931 Wimbledon name by way of default over Frank Shields—his college blood brother, doubles companion, roommate, and Davis Cup teammate—in probably the most curious episodes in activities heritage. wooden tells the story of the way Shields was once ordered via the U.S. Tennis organization to not compete within the championship fit in order that he might relaxation his injured knee in training for an upcoming Davis Cup fit. 3 years later the tale maintains whilst he and Shields performed a fit on the Queen’s membership for the Wimbledon trophy. additionally incorporated are a compilation of brief tales that carry interesting anecdotes of the Nineteen Thirties and a signature rfile of the play and forms of 20th-century tennis legends.

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