Originally Posted by boredone3456
So I guess the Queens prescence at Wimbledon in 1977 makes Virginia Wade's win there the most important match of 1977 in womens tennis as well then eh?
I didn't realize the prescence of a politician somehow made one match trump a years worth of difference otherwise.
You've got it backwards. If an event is super-important, the Queen or the Vice-President might show up to make it a public event.
The importance of the event makes it worthwhile for the public official to be there.
Also, NBC recognized the importance of the 1955 Davis Cup encounter between Hoad and Trabert by making it their first-ever color broadcast, which attracted over 10 million viewers in the U.S.A., the first ever mass TV audience for tennis. That shows how tennis was on the map.