• Short Summary

    RAIN AGAIN DELAYED THE START AT THE WIMBLEDON OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) AND PLAY WAS NOT POSSIBLE ON MOST OF THE UNCOVERED OUTER COURTS.

  • Description

    RAIN AGAIN DELAYED THE START AT THE WIMBLEDON OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) AND PLAY WAS NOT POSSIBLE ON MOST OF THE UNCOVERED OUTER COURTS. THE CENTRE COURT SPECTATORS SAW AUSTRALIAN ROD LAVER, THE WORLD'S LEADING PROFESSIONAL PLAYER AND FAVOURITE FOR THE FIRST OPEN WIMBLEDON, BEAT MARTY RIESSEN OF THE UNITED STATES 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

    RIESSEN, FIFTH IN THE CURRENT AMERICAN RATINGS, WAS CONSOLED IN DEFEAT BY THE FACT THAT HE TOOK THE SECOND SET OFF LAVER. THE AMERICAN COULD SELDOM COMPETE WITH LAVER'S POWER-PACKED SERVICE AND ACCURATE VOLLEYING, BUT HE PUT UP A SPIRITED DEFENCE.

    RIESSEN, WHO REACHED THE QUARTER-FINALS AT WIMBLEDON IN 1965, COMES FROM EVANSTON, ILLINOIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LPUR5JZ5QXLKOAA0RCO2ND0G
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LPUR5JZ5QXLKOAA0RCO2ND0G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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