“There was some…

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“There was something about tennis – its aristocratic rituals, the prim silence it enforced on its spectators, the pretentious insistence on saying “love for zero and “deuce” for tied, the exclusivity of the court itself, where only two people were allowed to move freely, the palace-guard rigidity of the linesmen, and the slavish scurrying of the ball boys – that made it clearly a irreproachable pastime.”

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