• Short Summary

    Ken Rosewall, the 36-year-old Australian tennis maestro, turned impending defeat into a glorious victory on the centre court on Tuesday evening (29 June) when he beat 24-year-old American Cliff Richey to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

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    1.
    GV Rosewall serves to Richey third set
    0.13

    2.
    GV Rosewall serves and rally ending with Rosewall winning point in fourth set
    0.35

    3.
    GV Crowd applaud
    0.37

    4.
    SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Richey serves and final game in progress as Rosewall takes the match (5 shots)
    1.36

    5.
    SV Rosewall with arms up in joy and Richey climbs over net to congratulate him (2 shots)
    1.46

    6.
    GV ZOOM OUT TO LV Crowd applauding
    2.00



    Initials BB/0308 TA/TB/BB/0320


    SPORT: TENNIS
    TELERECORDING
    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS FILM IS RESTRICTED TO SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ken Rosewall, the 36-year-old Australian tennis maestro, turned impending defeat into a glorious victory on the centre court on Tuesday evening (29 June) when he beat 24-year-old American Cliff Richey to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

    Rosewall won by 6-8, 5-7, 6-4, 9-7, 7-5 in a match which will rank as one of the greatest contests in Wimbledon's history. The duel of chessboard finesse kept a packed centre court crowd spellbound for four hours, and in the closing stages the atmosphere in the huge arena was electric.

    When Rosewall hit a backhand return of service to clinch victory on his fifth match point, the crowd erupted with a mighty cheer for the little Australian, who has been runner-up three times, but has never managed to win the Wimbledon crown in his brilliant nineteen year career.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2J6LY79L8FT4RWJDRYLDJJKX1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J6LY79L8FT4RWJDRYLDJJKX1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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