• Short Summary

    THE LAST MATCH ON WIMBLEDON'S CENTRE COURT AT THE ALL-ENGLAND TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (MONDAY) PROVED AN EXCITING AFFAIR BETWEEN SPAIN'S TOP DOUBLE PAIR AND FLETCHER AND NEWCOMBE OF AUSTRALIA.

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    THE LAST MATCH ON WIMBLEDON'S CENTRE COURT AT THE ALL-ENGLAND TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (MONDAY) PROVED AN EXCITING AFFAIR BETWEEN SPAIN'S TOP DOUBLE PAIR AND FLETCHER AND NEWCOMBE OF AUSTRALIA. ALTHOUGH SANTANA AND ARILLA WENT DOWN IN FOUR SETS THEY LOST TO THE PAIR WHO ARE NOW TIPPED AS FAVOURITES FOR THE TITLE BECAUSE OF THE WITHDRAWAL OF EMERSON AND STOLLE FROM THE DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP.

    AN INTERESTING ASPECT OF THE MATCH WAS THAT IT GAVE MANUEL SANTANA AND KEN FLETCHER A GOOD LOOK AT EACH OTHER'S PLAY. TOMORROW SANTANA AND FLETCHER DUEL FOR A PLACE IN THE SEMI-FINALS. THE MATCH IS BEING PLAYED TOMORROW BECAUSE OF SATURDAY'S RAIN.

    EMERSON'S DEFEAT IN THE SINGLES, AFTER HIS INJURY, MUST IMPROVE SANTANA'S HOPES OF WINNING THE WIMBLEDON TITLE. IF HE BEATS FLETCHER, WHO NOW LIVES IN HONGKONG, HE WILL MEET OWEN DAVIDSON, THE MAN WHO BEAT EMERSON, IN THE SEMI-FINAL.

    THE LEADING SPANISH PLAYER, ALWAYS IMMENSELY POPULAR AT WIMBLEDON BECAUSE OF HIS DELICATE TOUCH AND PLACING AROUND THE COURT, HAS IMPRESSED AGAIN THIS YEAR AND HE COULD WELL UPSET THE LONG AUSTRALIAN-AMERICAN DOMINATION OF THE ALL-ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP.

    FLETCHER AND NEWCOMBE CONCEDED ONLY THE SECOND SET IN THEIR: 6-2, 5-7, 9-7, 6-4. WIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49JYRX4RDWW83RH20OEGNBERD
    Media URN:
    VLVA49JYRX4RDWW83RH20OEGNBERD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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