John Newcombe of Australia on Wednesday (1 January) served his way to victory in the Australian open tennis championship with a four-set win over Jimmy Connors of the United States.
GV Scoreboard PAN ACROSS crowd TO Newcombe serving and Connors wins point.
GV Newcombe serving and Connors wins point PAN TO spectators applauding.
GV Scoreboard showing Newcombe winning.
GV Connors serves and ball goes out off Newcombe.
GV Newcombe serves and Connors wins point.
GV Spectators applaud.
GV Connors serves to Newcombe and puts ball into net.
GV Newcombe serves and wins point.
GV Scoreboard showing Newcombe winning 5 games to 4 in final set.
GV Newcombe serving from far and Connors puts ball into net Newcombe jumps net to shake hands with Connors, players walk off PAN TO spectators applauding. (2 shots)
MV ZOOM OUT Newcombe presented with trophy.
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Background: John Newcombe of Australia on Wednesday (1 January) served his way to victory in the Australian open tennis championship with a four-set win over Jimmy Connors of the United States.
Newcombe defeated the holder and Wimbledon champion -- who was also the sport's highest money-earner in 1974 -- 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 after a three-hour match.
The long awaited clash between the two men came after months of verbal clashes and counter challenges, but the pair left the court with a new-found respect for each other.
Newcombe's serves were the key to the game and Connor's returns were subdued as Newcombe put down a high percentage of first balls -- 17 of which were aces.