Was going through some old draws at the itf site, & came across this, which was surprising: http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tourn...ournament=1010004556&event=1010010361&round=1 Apparently the 1972 US Open, for some players, involved an extra match. According to the link 108 players had a bye & another 40 played an extra match to get into the next round, which was the round of 128. The weird thing was that they all ended up playing each other in the next round, they weren't spread out in different parts of the draw(like you would see in other events that involve byes) And these don't look like qualifying results, seeing that 2 of the players involved were seeds. Many of the names are well-known (including players like Ramirez, Riessen, Teacher, McMillan, Pasarell, Amritraj, Drysdale, Stolle) Was surprised to see Borg in this draw, the atp site says that his 1st US Open was in '73, looks like he played it in '72 as well(losing his 1st Round match to Emerson 7-5 6-7 6-4 6-4, at the age of 16!) anyone know what the deal was in '72? some competing tours thing? so theoretically, there could have been someone having to win 8 main draw matches in order to win a major. Stolle & McMillan made it the farthest of these 'extra match' players, both winning 5 matches just to get to the quarters.