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Old 08-31-2012, 01:42 PM   #41
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by Limpinhitter View Post
That's conflicting with what I've read, which was that Emerson remained an amateur out of loyalty to the Aussie Davis Cup team and Harry Hopman. However, when an alleged basis for motivation is based on money, it has instant credibility, IMO. Do you have a source for that?
The official line was that Emmo was loyal to the Aussie Davis Cup team.
I am trying to remember the source for the more believable story, that Emmo rejected an $80,000 guarantee from Laver and Rosewall, telling them that he could do better than that as an amateur.
I read it recently.
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