Originally Posted by Mustard
Nusslein, Tilden, Stoefen, Plaa, Cochet and Perry were Vines' rivals in the pros. And, of course, Budge eventually dethroned him.
A little piece in the Baltimore Sun, during the first Budge-Vines tour:
"[Vines] is four years older than Budge and has campaigned around the indoor paid circuit every year since he defeated Bill Tilden in their first venture. Hans Nusslein, Lester Stoefen, Henri Cochet, Martin Plaa, Robert Ramillon, Fred Perry, Bruce Barnes, Vincent Richards and Berkeley Bell all fell victim to him by varying margins. His grand total is 240 victories against 108 defeats prior to the current jaunt."