Originally Posted by krosero
Sports Illustrated also did not mention the sprained ankle. Here's one newspaper that mentioned it: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=844%2C2812150
. They wrote:
"Newcombe said later he hurt his right ankle when he fell going for a ball in the last game of the second set, but said he didn't think the injury affected the outcome. Stolle, however, said he thought the injury hampered Newcombe's play."
Most interesting. The article I read was by someone else, name escapes me.
Note that Stolle turned down a $60,000 guarantee to turn pro (Emmo turned down $80,000). This was below the $125,000 Hoad accepted in 1957, and the $100,000 Laver accepted in 1962.
This shows that the top amateurs were making good money.