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Old 11-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by Goosehead View Post
i came to this via google search..mcenroe loses to wilander 1983 australian open sf.
A surprising result. McEnroe then won his next 42 matches in a row.

Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
No doubt. The way they publicized it at the time in the 1970's you often would think the WCT Championship was the biggest tournament in the world. I think they did call the winner the World Champion of Tennis. It was a different value system in those days.
It was most up to date event at the time, with the WCT fully embracing the open era and what it meant for the sport of tennis. The old guard in the ILTF just clung onto the past as much as possible.

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