• Short Summary

    FOURTH-SEEDED PANCHO GONZALES OF MEXICO TODAY (TUESDAY) CRUISED THROUGH HIS FIRST MATCH OF THE BRITISH HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, WITHOUT ANY OF THE ANXIETIES FACED YESTERDAY BY HIS PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES, FRED STOLLE OF AUSTRALIA AND ANDRES GIMENO OF SPAIN.

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    FOURTH-SEEDED PANCHO GONZALES OF MEXICO TODAY (TUESDAY) CRUISED THROUGH HIS FIRST MATCH OF THE BRITISH HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, WITHOUT ANY OF THE ANXIETIES FACED YESTERDAY BY HIS PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES, FRED STOLLE OF AUSTRALIA AND ANDRES GIMENO OF SPAIN. GONZALES HAS NEVER EXTENDED IN HIS FIRST-ROUND SINGLES MATCH AGAINST AN OUT-OF-FORM CLAY ILES OF BRITAIN.

    THE SECOND DAY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE WORLD'S FIRST OPEN TOURNAMENT, WAS HELD IN WINDY CONDITIONS BUT THESE FAILED TO UPSET GONZALES, WHO TOOK THE MATCH, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

    NONE OF THE BIG NAMES FACED ANY REAL PROBLEMS TODAY AND GONZALES' FELLOW PROFESSIONALS, ROD LAVER, KEN ROSEWALL AND ROY EMERSON, ALL OF AUSTRALIA, TREATED THEIR MEN'S SINGLES MATCHES AS LITTLE MORE THAN WARMING-UP EXERCISES. ROY EMERSON HAD A FEW SHAKY MOMENTS IN THE SECOND SET BUT QUICKLY RECOVERED.

    TOP SEED, LAVER, BEAT RAUTEN KROG OF SOUTH AFRICA, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2; ROSEWALL BEAT GEOFF BLUETT (BRITAIN), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; AND EMERSON BEAT JIM MOORE (AUSTRALIA), 6-1, 8-6, 6-4.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QK3XFQ93YMG8KYHE14EA4J2D
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QK3XFQ93YMG8KYHE14EA4J2D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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