• Short Summary

    ONLY 17 OF THE SCHEDULED 64 MEN'S SINGLES MATCHES WERE COMPLETED TODAY (MONDAY) WHEN THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS HAD A RAIN-RUINED OPENING.

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    ONLY 17 OF THE SCHEDULED 64 MEN'S SINGLES MATCHES WERE COMPLETED TODAY (MONDAY) WHEN THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS HAD A RAIN-RUINED OPENING.

    TWENTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD EMERSON MADE A WORKMANLIKE START TO THE DEFENCE OF HIS TITLE WHEN HE DISPATCHED PIMENTEL IN LESS THAN AN HOUR, WINNING 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

    AS CHAMPION, EMERSON HAD THE TRADITIONAL HONOUR OF OPENING PLAY ON HE CENTRE COURT AT THE ALL ENGLAND CLUB.HIS VICTORY LAST YEAR WAS HIS NINTH ATTEMPT AT THE COVETED TITLE.

    TODAY, THOUGH ALWAYS IN COMMAND OF A LARGELY ONE-ONE-SIDED ENCOUNTER, EMERSON WAS A LITTLE ERRATIC, MIXING DOUBLE FAULTS WITH SERVICE ACES, BUT ONLOOKERS WERE LEFT IN NO DOUBT THAT HIS GRIP ON THE TILE WOULD BE HARD TO BREAK DURING THE NEXT FORTNIGHT -- THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE TENNIS YEAR.

    THE SOVIET UNION, WHO SCRATCHED FROM MEETINGS WITH SOUTH AFRICANS AT LAST YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIPS, THIS YEAR HONOURED THEIR PLEDGE TO THE WIMBLEDON COMMITTEE NOT TO DO SO AGAIN.

    TOOMAS LEJUS, THE BLOND 23-YEAR-OLD RUSSIAN NUMBER ONE, MET SOUTH AFRICAN FREW McMILLAN.THE STOCKY RUSSIAN'S GREATER CONSISTENCY AND MORE AGGRESSIVE NET PLAY TOOK HIM TO A 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 VICTORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QBYN8KBYR683YCBNNXYN9M08
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QBYN8KBYR683YCBNNXYN9M08
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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