Re: Were the Australian Open and French Open not considered majors in the 70s?
Oddly it seems the AO and FOs importance were dependent on who decided to show up each year. I know this has a lot to do with $$$ and being able to deservedly spend Thanksgiving, Xmas and NYE at home, but can you imagine that happening with any major now? The last time I recall anything like this happening was Martina and Chris skipping the Aussie and then French in 1989. Lendl skipping French and Agassi Wimbledon. But it didnít affect the prestige in the least.