• Short Summary

    ROD LAVER OF AUSTRALIA BRILLIANTLY SERVED AND VOLLEYED HIS WAY TO VICTORY IN THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    ROD LAVER OF AUSTRALIA BRILLIANTLY SERVED AND VOLLEYED HIS WAY TO VICTORY IN THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY). LAVER, THE TENNIS WORLD'S BIGGEST MONEY WINNER, DEFEATED HIS OLD RIVAL AND FELLOW AUSTRALIAN KEN ROSEWALL 6-3, 10-8, IN THE 80-MINUTE FINAL TO WIN THE 2,500 POUNDS STERLING FIRST PRIZE.

    ROSEWALL, WHO RECEIVED 1,500 POUNDS STERLING AS RUNNER-UP, PLAYED UP TO HIS BEST FORM FOR MOST OF THE MATCH, BUT WAS NOT QUITE GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN HIS SECOND SUCCESSIVE MATCH IN THE EVENT. EARLIER, IN THE SEMI-FINAL, HE BEAT ANOTHER FELLOW-AUSTRALIAN ROY EMERSON, MAKING HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AS A PROFESSIONAL.

    LAVER, WHO HAD DIFFICULTY IN HIS OWN SEMI-FINAL MATCH WITH PANCHO GONZALES OF THE UNITED STATES, WAS FAVOURITE TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HE WAS MORE ACCURATE THAN ROSEWALL IN HIS BOLD HITTING - IN SPITE OF A SLIGHT HANDICAP FOLLOWING AN EYE OPERATION - AND WAS ABLE TO DICTATE THE COURSE OF THE MATCH FROM A 3-1 ADVANTAGE IN THE OPENING SET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XOUVNRU3S05KUCBML7QUJOE4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XOUVNRU3S05KUCBML7QUJOE4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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