Originally Posted by Mustard
I'm pretty sure that McEnroe's wins over Lendl in the mid-1980s at MSG used the new calendar year when the trophy was handed out. I'll have to check the DVD some time.
Cool, if you have time please check it.
It's an interesting point -- but I think it's similar to American football. The Super Bowl just played (Feb. 3) is officially referred to as Super Bowl XLVII, but it's also commonly called the 2013 Super Bowl, even though the football season began last September.