Originally Posted by slice bh compliment
Great ones in this thread. Indeed, the golden era of tennis....with all its idiosyncrasies and conflicts of interest (not that things are any more professional nowadays, haha).
If I may add... a few scattered thoughts/memories growing up as a tennis player during the 'tennis boom' in NY:
85 open, first rd, Mac over Shlomo Glickstein, 7-6 in the 3rd. I've never screamed so loud in my life. I realize this was a year after the OP's definition of the golden era, but these things have gray areas.
LOL---I was at the first round match too, it was incredibly loud and insane! I was hoarse for days afterwards! the crowd really got behind Glickstein, it was something else.