Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
Citing Richard Nixon's PRESENCE as U.S. Vice-President to show how BIG and IMPORTANT the match was, with OVER !0 MILLION viewers. The biggest match of the year and the decade in terms of audience. This gives it greater weight.
People seem to forget that the Davis Cup DWARFED all other tennis events in the period 1946 to 1967. The players tried to peak for that event, and personal rankings reflected Davis Cup success.