Originally Posted by pc1
It's possible that Budge may have won if he was in shape but I don't see him writing that in his book. Not sure about his personal situation but at that point in time he never seemed to beat Kramer anyway. I could see him winning this match but at that stage I would tend to think Kramer would win the great majority of matches.
Budge in his book wrote that he had cramps and perhaps that explains the total collapse in the fifth set.
Cramps, as Ashley Cooper wrote in his book, are the result of poor conditioning. Cooper gave exercises to avoid them, as did the other Hopman grads.