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Old 01-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
I believe that Tilden actually won the French of 1927 with an ace. Rene Lacoste (his opponent) seemed to also think so (he started to walk up and shake Tilden's hand).

But the linesman was Henri Cochet (whom Tilden had defeated in the semis), and he called the serve out. Tilden was so rattled by the interruption and the call, he lost his concentration and went on to lose the match.
Can you imagine the huge controversy that would bring about today?
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