Quiz:what was significant about the 1914 US Open Williams-Behr match?

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  1. rufus_smith

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    Fun tennis quiz question that I got from watching Davis Cup on TV:
    In 1914 Dick Williams beat Karl Behr 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the US Nationals (US Open). There was something very unusual about this match-up of players. What was it?
     
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  2. treblings

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    both survived the sinking of the´Titanic´
     
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    Yup, both were on the Titantic, both survived, only 19% of men on the Titantic survived, and they ended up playing each other in the US Open. An amazing feat of chance.
     
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    i think they also played davis cup together.
    would be interesting to know whether they knew each other when they were aboard the Titanic.
     
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