Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, Please explain how they lost a match which was uncompleted. No irony intended.
Hoad and McMillan were upset about the strange on-court antics of Nastase and Tiriac, who managed to disrupt the progress of the match.
At 5 to 3 in the fifth set, darkness was beginning to interfere with the match, so the umpire halted play and declared the Rumanians the winners.
Yes, very strange.
But, the match was in Italy, and the Rumanians were like the home players, the crowd favourites.