Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, I had been hoping that we now can discuss on a higher level than before and that you give up to write very strange posts. But I must learn that you again come with that "exhibition" nonsense...
BBC 2 in 1964 was a hard fought top tournament with a worthy winner, Gonzalez. British Lawn Tennis has brought an article on that event. Best of three sets only? Many big tournaments of the pros were best of three, f. i. MSG, PSW... To be correct: MOST pro tournaments were best of three.
Of course, many tournaments were best-of-three sets, pro and amateur. But the majors usually had some best-of-five component.
Examples of majors? Let's see...how about Forest Hills T of C in the late fifties, Kooyong in late fifties and early sixties, Roland Garros at the same time, all predominantly best-of-five in the later stages.