Krosero, I do not think that Kramer was excited about the Ampol world championship series, he gave his imprimatur and approval probably because it was too good a deal to turn down, offered big money to his players and prestigious venues. Kramer was practically silent about the Ampol series, even though he was in Australia throughout December of 1959. This could explain the complete lack of American press coverage of the Ampol world series, if Kramer did not release anything to the press. It is noteworthy that after this 1959 tour, Ampol apparently cut its ties with Kramer. Was it because Kramer downplayed the results of 1959? I would like to have heard some of the conversations behind the scenes in Australia in December of 1959. Ampol was trying to break open the game into open tennis, thus the name "world open championship" for the 1959 tour. Another opportunity lost.