• Short Summary

    In the men's angles final of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) tournament in Rome, Italy, on Sunday (22 February), the top seed, Arthur Ashe of the United States, beat his fellow-American, Bob Lutz, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3.

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    In the men's angles final of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) tournament in Rome, Italy, on Sunday (22 February), the top seed, Arthur Ashe of the United States, beat his fellow-American, Bob Lutz, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3.

    Though the final result was fairly decisive, it was a fluctuating match with Ashe blowing hot and cold. He nevertheless cruised effortlessly through the first set, with Lutz taking only two games off him.

    But in the second set, the Wimbledon Champion found his game collapsing as the hard-hitting Lutz won Seven games in a row. Lutz took the set love-six.

    For the third and final set Ashe pulled himself together, and managed to hold his own service in the second game of the set after four deuces. At 3-3 Ashe achieved the vital break with four splendid passing shots.

    The win meant that She also collected the valuable first prize of 17,000 dollars (GBP8,500 sterling).

    To reach the final Ashe had beaten Italy's Adriano Panatta with an effortless 6-3, 6-2 victory. Bob lutz reached the final after Dick Stockton scratched from the tournament because of a pulled muscle.

    In the men's doubles final, Bob Lutz and Stan Smith (also of the United States) beat Dick Crealy of Australia and Frew McMillan of South Africa, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4L1QVAV0GUJKLC8IV0R1CMDDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4L1QVAV0GUJKLC8IV0R1CMDDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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