KEN ROSEWALL, 19 (5 ft. 7� in., 148 lb.): Slender and
dark, looks more like a ball boy than a top internationalist. Has great
"little" game, reminiscent of Frankie Parker's. Backhand magnificent,
so is footwork and control. His forehand is more than adequate, but he lacks
the big service and the volley. Could improve with a more striking offense.
Very dangerous when "hot." Beat Tony Trabert at Wimbledon, then lost to
Jaroslav Drobny in upset finals.
REX HARTWIG, 24 (5 ft. 9� in., 168 lb.): Stocky,
strong, better at doubles than singles, but at times a brilliant match player
despite lack of any major singles title. His shot repertory shows no real
weakness, and he moves well. It is difficult to fault this powerful stroker
except for his one major deficiency: he never manages to play the important
"big" match at the right time. Nonetheless, a possible long shot bet at
LEW HOAD, 19 (5 ft. 11 in., 170 lb.): The Aussies'
best Davis Cup man; has Kramer's "big" game. Service and booming
volleys are first class, forehand stronger than backhand, net game good, at
times brilliant. Court generalship is improving, competitive spirit excellent.
Lacking in experience, he is considered by some better than Kramer at 19, but
inconsistent concentration has led to defeats by too many second-stringers.
ROY EMERSON, 17 (6 ft.� in., 158 lb.): Most highly
regarded new whiz kid on Aussie squad, reminds experts of Hoad two years ago.
On his first trip to the U.S., he shows great tennis sense and rarely makes a
wrong play. Possesses fine shots. Another year under tutelage of Coach Hopman
should tell if he'll be great or not. Most notable victory was over Hoad in
recent tournament at Newport. Anxious to learn, he can be dangerous.