For the record, and for the rest of the forum, I wrote: "What happened to that "pride" after 1971? Repeating for everyone else.... Between 1971 and 1976: Laver played once at the AO,in 1971. He did not play at RG at all. He played at Wimbledon in 71 and 72. He only made regular appearances at the USO. Laver was still ranked very high as late as 1974. Please explain to us why he chose to play zero majors that year. The answer is quite obvious. Today majors play huge amounts of money. In the early 70s they did not.