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TENNIS; A most awkward situation

July 23, 1981



For reasons that escape most people, Wimbledon and other tennis tournaments seat the families of opposing tennis players in the same box, at least during the finals. For their own comfort, these parties should probably be separated. As it is, individuals with very strong rooting interests refrain from showing almost any outward emotion. They apparently don't want to offend their neighbors, who might not take kindly to unrestrained cheering for "the opposition." The proximity of the two groups creates an uneasy situation for every one involved and could easily be remedied.

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