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Old 10-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by krosero View Post
Bad fortune all around. As far as tennis, he was unfortunate to be playing during the prime years of Perry and Budge -- though he did beat Perry once at Roland Garros.
Yes, von Cramm double bagelled Perry in the 1936 French Championships final, although it went 5 sets (6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0), but then Perry absolutely pummelled von Cramm in the 1936 Wimbledon final with what I think was the most one-sided scoreline in a major final ever (6-1, 6-1, 6-0) along with Connors vs. Rosewall (6-1, 6-0, 6-1) in the 1974 US Open final.
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