Mac's comments during Wimbledon regarding the Australian Open were quite interesting. I realized he skipped it some, didn't realize to such a great extent. I wish somene could summarize the history and how the importance of the tourney evolved. For example: In the 70's and 80's, exactly which top names skipped, and which ones played? When did everyone start showing up, like it is today? When was it played at Christmas time, and when was that changed? History of the surfaces, when did it switch from grass to hard? When did rebound ace come about? Any other interesting info? Thanks! PS - Mac would have won a lot more slams if he played there every year!! Maybe even the G.O.A.T?