Wasn't 1969 just the 2nd year of the open era? Were the matches televised to hundreds of million or billions of viewers? Was the top tennis more like gentlemen's sports or nowadays megamillion fight? I for one believe in capitalism, ie, megamillion endorsement contracts bring out the best competition in sports. The pro circuit in 1969 couldn't possibly be like today's in term of debts and top level of competition.
Where are the weak era folks when we need them?
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