Alright, half of those were political and the others were pandering to an elitist reader class for the time.A random selection of Time magazine covers prior to the emergence of Jimmy and John...
December 15, 1924: Dwight Davis
July 1, 1929: Helen Wills
July 6, 1931: Betty Nuthall
August 1, 1932: Ellsworth Vines
September 1933: Jack Crawford
September 2, 1935: Don Budge
September 2, 1946: Pauline Betz
August 27, 1951: Dick Savitt
August 1957: Althea Gibson
September 10, 1973: Bobby Riggs
Let's hope the prediction that tennis is about to do the dead is also wrong. The overwhelming preponderance of evidence needs vaporising.I remember when the future of tennis was people like Rusedski and Philippoussis. When Roddicl appeared I thought he was that future which was predicted in the late 90s. As we all know, predictions were wrong.