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William F. Talbert
December 06, 1954
Departing for Australia, the U.S. Davis Cup team captain leaves an ad with SI which expresses some of his concern about the present tennis situation in America
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December 06, 1954

Help Wanted Male

Departing for Australia, the U.S. Davis Cup team captain leaves an ad with SI which expresses some of his concern about the present tennis situation in America

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"X" not only marks the spot, but it's the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. It's that indefinable quality that great tennis players have in common. It's a combination of many things that made standouts of the "Kings"—Tilden, Vines, Budge, Kramer and others since World War I.

On recent results the tennis world needs a few up-and-coming youngsters equipped with the missing "X."

Last Saturday I took off for Australia. If, when I return early in January, the Davis Cup is not in our possession—the "HELP WANTED ADVERTISEMENT" will make an early 1955 appearance.

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