Any chance one of the old timers who watched tennis in the mid-80s could shed some light on what happened to Jensen when he turned pro? From what I understand, he had a ton of potential and never lived up to it.
I'm curious as to why he failed to live up to the hype, given that he was considered more promising than the likes of Agassi, Sampras and Courier.
Well, I watched tennis in the mid 80s but I can't say I remember him being considered more promising than Agassi-Sampras-Courier. I think there was enough of an age difference that he wasn't compared directly with them that much, although I suppose he might have been expected to be the next big thing before people realized how good Agassi and Sampras were. Media and hype levels were a lot different back then though without the internet making everything snowball the way it does now.