Australian Ken Rosewall, looking as trim and athletic as he did in his first Wimbledon Tennis Championships over 20 years ago, is proving that he still has winning form.
GV Crowds watching games on outside courts
SV ZOOM OUT FROM Rosewall serving to Feaver on centre court & Feaver returns, volley, then Resewall nets ball
SV Crows applauds
SV Resewall serves Feaver's return is out, giving Rosewall point-Rose wall walks back, serves again-volley for match point with ball Feaver can't return, players shake hands & walk off (game, set match)
GV Scoreboard showing Rosewall's win 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
SV Crowd applauds
SV Holecek & Borg walking towards court PAN TO Crowd (2 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Holecek serves to Borg, volley and Holecek puts ball into net ZOOM INTO umpire
GV Borg serves, volley & Borg wins point when Holecek misses ball
GV Crowd applaud
GV Crowd applaud GV Borg (after changing ends) serving, Holecek' return out. Game, set and match. Players shake hands
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Background: Australian Ken Rosewall, looking as trim and athletic as he did in his first Wimbledon Tennis Championships over 20 years ago, is proving that he still has winning form.
The 40-year-old Australian has his second victory at Wimbledon on the third day's play (25 June) when he defeated Britain's John Feaver. Rosewall, seeded second, defeated 22-year-old Italian Corrado Barazzutti the previous day.
Playing on the centre court, Rosewall, a great favourite with Wimbledon crowds, was able to get at least an equal share of support, even though his opponent was British.
Fourteen-thousand spectators applauded the Australian player whenever he pulled out a good shot in a straight sets win over Feaver.
The young Briton is a competent grass-court player, but he never threatened to upset Rosewall. Even men he was 1-3 down in the third set, the Australian has the situation under control and he allowed Feaver just one more game. The final score was 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Meanwhile, the men's number three seed, 19-year-old Bjorn Borg, has a harder struggle to win his match on the same day. He ended by defeating Czechoslovakian-born Milan Holecek who does not paly for any country. But Swedish Bjorn had to paly a tie-breaking match to achieve his win. At four sets, the match was even.
On the day's form, it is likely that Borg and Rosewall may both meet in the semi-finals. Borg was not born when Rosewall lost to Jaroslav Drobny in the 1954 Wimbledon final.