Originally Posted by treblings
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
This was reported in, I believe, World Tennis.
This was in 1964, when Emerson was at his peak of dominance and celebrity, and when he was reportedly given $10,000 at one event for jumping over his suitcase in the hotel room he was given.