View Single Post
Old 05-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #834
Dan Lobb
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,955

Originally Posted by timnz View Post
And yet Wembley is considered the 'World Pro Championship' by tennis writers commenting on this event. eg

I don't like smoking at all. However, it doesn't invalidate these events.
This is good old Mr. Collins, and he doesn't capitalize "world pro championship", as you did above. This term was applied to a number of different events including a minor stop in Cleveland and one in Oklahoma City! We need something more substantial than this.
Actually, Wembley was billed as the World Professional Indoor Tennis Championships, a self-proclaimed billing.
The key is "Indoor", which immediately reduces the prestige of the event.
There is no doubt from press coverage and player participation that the major pro events were held at the sites of the Slam tournaments, Wimbledon (1967 only), Forest Hills, Roland Garros, Kooyong.
These events carried the prestige.

Last edited by Dan Lobb; 05-16-2012 at 09:25 AM.
Dan Lobb is offline   Reply With Quote