Outstanding game of the championships, in Paris, for the lawn tennis titles, was M. G.?
Outstanding game of the championships, in Paris, for the lawn tennis titles, was M. G. Rose's battle against the Chilean, L. Ayala. In a game full of fire and speed Rose of Australia won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Thus, within months, Rose has annexed the Italian and French titles and, in a very open field, he went now hold a fine chance of winning at Wimbledon.
Rose showed his fine control at the front of the net, with supporting and finely angled passes off the ground when he was forced back. Ayala had lost to him in the Italian semi-finals in four sets and now, so he said, he tried no new plot to undo his man. Sliced and top-spin drives and the looped lob were his means of trying to circumvent the Australian's rapier thrust at the net. They were of no avail. Rose was like an octopus, with tentacles speed the length of the tape.
With amazing speed, accuracy and stamina, Rose was altogether to hot for Ayala, winning 41 placements as against 20 by his opponent, and six outright aces to one.
It was always merely a question of waiting for breaks in Rose's services and these arrived in due course. But these lapses were incidental, Rose was much the superior player and easily won the Pierre Gillou Cup.