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Old 10-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #13
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I think 1983 was the best Australian Open since 1971 in terms of prestige. The Australian Open certainly started to improve in prestige from 1983 onwards with the new slot of late November-early December settling in, and then the move to the present January slot in 1987. In 1988, we had the increase to 128 players in the draw, and the move to Flinders Park, which improved prestige most of all.
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