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Old 01-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by FedericRoma83 View Post
There is one, but surely not famous as the Rod Laver Arena.
I think Lew Hoad was a bit hard done by, in terms of recognition. Whilst Kenny got a stadium named after him (home of the Sydney ATP 250 tourney), his "Tennis Twin" Hoad merely has a local municipal reserve named after him in his inner-city childhood suburb. The commemorative plaque reads like a grave site tombstone. It would make a one minute whistlestop on any tennis history buff's tour.

The stadium's administrators should have included Hoad's name on the arena door. I think these days, people in general easily forget about the past and prefer to celebrate/deify the living. Don't get me started on "Pat Rafter Arena"...

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