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Old 04-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #42
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Good points, mattennis. Until the mid 1980s, neither the 4 majors nor the masters series were properly scheduled as there are today. Its problematic, to set modern standards in retrospect back to the situation 30 years ago. Especially top players of the 70s like Borg or Connors set other priorities, and to them is was no question of a potential hierarchy, to play Tucson, a ATP run tournament, which most people now would rank as Super Nine event, and - say - Indianapolis, which was also a very importnat tournament. There were around 15-18 tournaments, which had virtually the same number of points.
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