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    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    Eliot Teltscher of the United States boat fellow American Vitas Gerulaitis 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 to capture the South African tennis championship that Gerulaitis had won twice before.

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    1. GVs Gerulaitis (blonde hair) serving to Teltscher and after long rally Teltscher wins point with passing shot (2 shots) 0.25
    2. SV & GVs Gerulaitis serving to Teltscher and Gerulaitis wins point with drop volley as crowd applauds (3 shots) 0.38
    3. GVs Gerulaitis serves and Teltscher wins point with backhand cross-court pass as crowd applauds (3 shots) 1.00
    4. GVs Teltscher serves; long rally; Gerulaitis wins point with forehand drive that clips the line as crowd applauds (2 shots) 1.25
    5. CU & GVs Gerulaitis serves; and, after short rally, Gerulaitis is left standing at the net by Teltscher passing shot, as crowd applauds (3 shots) 1.37
    6. SV & GV Gerulaitis serves Teltscher wins point and match with lob over Gerulaitis at the net; players shake hands at net (3 shots) 1.51
    7. SV Teltscher holds trophy aloft 1.54
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    SPORT: TENNIS
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    Eliot Teltscher of the United States boat fellow American Vitas Gerulaitis 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 to capture the South African tennis championship that Gerulaitis had won twice before. Teltscher, who kept Gerulaitis pinned to the baseline for most of the match, took a purse of 40,000 U.S. dollars. Gerulaitis took 20,000 dollars. It was a visibly tired Gerulaitis who walked on to the centre court after playing for four, rain-interrupted hours the previous night to reach the final. Third-seeded Teltscher took command of the match early on, and it was not until the third set that the fourth-seeded Gerulaitis showed signs of the form that won him the 1981 and 1992 South African crowns. He dropped his first service in both of the first two sets, but steadied in the third, only to be driven back by Teltscher's hard, accurate returns. It was the winner's first appearance in the South African tournament.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA249Z4LWTC0KTRSSP6AJDA7T88
    Media URN:
    VLVA249Z4LWTC0KTRSSP6AJDA7T88
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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