Originally Posted by krosero
Fisher mentions that von Cramm returned to the German Championships in '37 and lost in five sets, right after losing the Davis Cup match to Budge.
It was a loss to Bromwich:
Von Cramm was so rarely defeated in five-setters, but suddenly in the summer of '37 he lost three (two to Budge).
Von Cramm probably lost some other five-set matches throughout the 1930s. I haven't seen the draws for most of the tournaments held in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and in countries like Hungary and Italy during the period in question. But I imagine von Cramm played in a certain number of them. He really begins to come into his own around 1932.