Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
True, in the 1950's it was only Australia and U.S.A. that provided suport and training for their promising junior players.
And in the 1960's, the top amateurs from Australia were paid wealthy "stipends" after 1963 to stay amateur and defend the Davis Cup.
Emerson turned down an $80,000 offer from Rosewall and Laver to turn pro in 1964, claiming he could do better as an amateur.
Emerson actually said that? i mean itīs one thing to stay amateur, but to say you can do better as an amateur when the whole point of amateurism is not taking money is incredible