• Short Summary

    The final of the world's first open tennis tournament - the British hard court championships at Bournemouth-was interrupted by rain today (Saturday) and will be concluded tomorrow (Sunday).

  • Description

    The final of the world's first open tennis tournament - the British hard court championships at Bournemouth-was interrupted by rain today (Saturday) and will be concluded tomorrow (Sunday).

    The finalists, Australian professionals Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver, were one set all and Rosewall leading 3-0 in the third set when they had to leave the centre court.

    Laver, the top seed, and Rosewall, the second seed, are battling for the first prize of GBP1-thousand sterling with GBP500 sterling going to the runner-up. In the first set, the little left handed Laver broke Rosewall' serve early and went on to take it 6-3. Rosewall came back in the second set and forced numerous errors from Laver.

    Laver had his chances to level but couldn't take advantage of them. Rosewall won the set 6-2. When rain interrupted play, Rosewall was clearly getting on top and had established a 3-0 lead in the third set.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA56MKPF80G9C7KLMX1ZX23SA3X
    Media URN:
    VLVA56MKPF80G9C7KLMX1ZX23SA3X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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