1972 u.s open final: Nastase v Ashe.

Goosehead

Legend
its on youtube (hurrah and huzzah)..I noticed that match point was heavily influenced by a net cord..ashe hits one clips the net and nasty lunges forward to scoop it over the net and win title..a rare event.

also after on wiki I saw that ashe's only major in 1972 was this u.s open :confused:..why did he miss the other 3 majors in 1972 surely not injury, then I thought maybe he was involved with forming the atp or something that year..

also the amusing car that was alongside the court during the ceremony at the end, gave things a surreal look.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
In 1972, the WCT contracted professionals were banned from all ILTF Grand Prix tournaments, which included the French Open and Wimbledon. This was due to the ILTF's increasing frustration about the WCT going their own way more and more. The players formed their own trade union soon after this, known as the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
 

Goosehead

Legend
In 1972, the WCT contracted professionals were banned from all ILTF Grand Prix tournaments, which included the French Open and Wimbledon. This was due to the ILTF's increasing frustration about the WCT going their own way more and more. The players formed their own trade union soon after this, known as the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
ok thanks..the old days are a bit confusing with changes and discord within tennis.
 
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