Yesterday I received a book which made my day. If you look at Ray Bowers's accounts you will see that Budge-Vines-Tilden-Stoefen made a European 4-man tour (succession of either traditional 4-man tourneys with a first round and a final, or 4-man round robin events) in the summer 1939 and that they made a stop at Bordeaux (France), Villa Primrose just after the World Pro Champs on clay at Roland Garros. At Bordeaux the incomplete results given by Bowers were as follows : Budge d. Stoefen 61 97 and Tilden d. Vines 64 62. What I learnt in the book (about Bordeaux and the "La Villa Primrose stadium", clay courts) is that Budge and Tilden played against each other in the mentioned tournament (unfortunately there is no result) and that the dates of that pro tournament at Bordeaux were July 5-6, 1939. So for the moment nothing very interesting. But what made my day was that the third day at Bordeaux the Americans played a team event against France. France beat the USA 2-1 on July 7, 1939 : - the old Ramillon beat a tired Tilden (after the Roland and Bordeaux tournaments) 64 86 (Robert Ramillon wasn't a great player but he was a good player who in rare occasions could beat any top player), - Cochet d. a tired ... Budge 63 57 75 : in the report it was stated that this was the first time these players played against each other. This is the information that made my day. Until now I didn't know that both players had met. And though Cochet was past his prime he was still able to beat the best player in the world (on clay). The main information in the account was that Cochet temporized the rallies because he knew that he couldn't rival Budge in powerful and fast exchanges. Cochet even led at the start of the second set after having captured the 1st set, - in the doubles Budge-Vines d. Cochet-Ramillon 62 62 (the French according to the report being outpowered by the athletic Americans). My main question is : has anyone other match results between Budge and Cochet ? I don't think because the 4 Americans (and Budge in particular) continued their European tour outside France and that on September 1, the WWII began. Knowing that Cochet was reinstated amateur in 1941 (with the Borotra "laws") it is very unlikely that both players met again later. A subsidiary question : I think Cochet has never beaten Vines (both in the amateur and pro circuits). Is it 100% true ? Other player whom Cochet met : Nüsslein. As pc1 recalled McCauley stated that Cochet and Nüsslein met ten times (the Czech winning all the sets) but in McCauley's or Bowers' account only 3 matches are listed. Has anyone any info about the 7 matches left between these players ?