Originally Posted by Mustard
Wimbledon didn't allow professional tennis players on their courts until August 1967.
Exactly, but at that time, New York was a more exciting and prosperous city, with big things happening in every avenue of human endeavour. (The United Nations, Bernstein and the NY Philharmonic, the great Yankee teams, live television drama,great Broadway shows, etc.)
Wimbledon snobbishly banned the pros, and this was a great mistake for the greater good of the game.
Forest Hills was light years ahead of Wembley as a tennis venue, with more history, open air (not the gas chamber of Wembley), major media.