Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
Of course, and that is the point. Hoad and Rosewall were still amateurs, but big names and big draws.
Why say it, though? Amateurs like what Hoad and Rosewall were in August 1956, were never going to play at the 1956 Tournament of Champions. By the 1957 Tournament of Champions, Hoad had just turned professional after retaining his Wimbledon title and Rosewall had been a pro for 10 months since ruining Hoad's tilt at the 1956 Grand Slam.