Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
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.
Top amateurs like Emerson,Santana and youngs Newcombe,Roche and Ashe were paid a lot of money under the table at any event they entered, except for the majors.That is why it is calles shamateurism.Similar to Jorda,Ewing,Sampson and many other athletes when they were at College.