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Old 01-02-2012, 12:52 AM   #43
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Interesting informations. Obviously von Cramm's 5 set record was special. One match, often described as his swan song was his Davis Cup appearance in 1953 at Paris, when he lost in 5 sets (after leading 2-0) against French leading player Robert Haillet. He was over 40 years, but in his career after 1946 still the leading player in Germany, with many good wins over Drobny, Torben Ulrich and others. He was Germany's sportsman of the year in 1948 and 49 and did much for Germany's re-admission to the Olympics and other big international sports events.
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