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Old 01-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #53
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When Von Cramm came back from two sets down to beat Riggs at Forest Hills in '37, Allison Danzig showed him a lot of respect in the NY Times:

"Baron Gottfried von Cramm came from behind again yesterday to thwart Robert L. Riggs of Los Angeles with his superb fighting qualities after losing the first two sets and now stands face to face with Donald Budge in the match the American tennis public has waited all Summer long to see....

"Though Riggs's failure to show stronger lasting powers was disappointing, it should be remembered that von Cramm was never hitting so mercilessly as in the final set. Considering the ordeal he has gone through in four successive matches, the Baron's recuperative powers place him in a class with William Tilden."
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