"After watching one of Karel Koželuh’s lengthy matches, a tennis expert J. Parmly Paret, wrote that Koželuh had 'the most perfect defense that I have seen. . . . But defense alone does not make a champion.' He went on to say that either Cochet or Tilden at their best would be able to defeat Koželuh by attacking him consistently from the net. Koželuh defended his baseline style by saying: 'Why should I change my style, when it is so successful?' At the end of 1930 Tilden organized a pro tour with several lesser players and with himself to play the headline match against Koželuh. Their first encounter was in February 1931 before 14,000 spectators in NYC. Tilden won in straight sets in only 65 minutes, attacking from both the baseline and the net and overwhelming Koželuh with his power. Tilden won the next eight matches as well, all of them played indoors on a canvas surface that seldom gave Koželuh enough room to play his normal game from far behind the baseline."