Originally Posted by robow7
Without Kramer (now maybe someone else would have risen to do what he did?) there would not have been any Borg the rock star or other household names in the 70's as the game would have remained small in stature. He brought tournament tennis to the masses. Behind the scenes, he was constantly working on greater exposure thru TV and larger venues and greater money. He was the visionary that brought tennis into the big time and out of the short 2 minute news reel.
Without Kramer, Billie Jean King and the other ladies might not have decided to contact Phillip Morris (Virgina Slims) and start their own tour.
BTW, Kramer wrote a GREAT book called "The Game"