• Short Summary

    KEN ROSEWALL SCORED A REVENGE VICTORY OVER FELLOW AUSTRALIAN JOHN NEWCOMBE TO WIN THE GBP20-THOUSAND STERLING PROFESSIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT AT WEMBLEY IN LONDON TONIGHT (THURSDAY).

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    KEN ROSEWALL SCORED A REVENGE VICTORY OVER FELLOW AUSTRALIAN JOHN NEWCOMBE TO WIN THE GBP20-THOUSAND STERLING PROFESSIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT AT WEMBLEY IN LONDON TONIGHT (THURSDAY). ROSEWALL WON A THRILLING TWO-HOUR BATTLE 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 TO TAKE THE GBP5-THOUSAND STERLING FIRST PRIZE AND AVENGE HIS DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF NEWCOMBE IN THEIR ONLY PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL MEETING.

    ROSEWALL, 34, IS 11 YEARS OLDER THAN NEWCOMBE BUT TONIGHT HE WAS AT HIS SUPREME BEST. THE MATCH RAN A PREDICTABLE COURSE APART FROM THE 26-MINUTE SECOND SET WHEN ROSEWALL DROPPED HIS SERVICE TWICE TO GIVE HIS OPPONENT THE CHANCE TO GET BACK IN THE GAME AND LEVEL THE MATCH AT ONE SET ALL. APART FROM OCCASIONAL CROSS COURT BACKHAND PASSING SHOTS NEWCOMBE SELDOM MANAGED TO PENETRATE ROSEWALL'S DEFENCE.

    NEWCOMBE, THE LAST PLAYER TO WIN AN AMATEUR WIMBLEDON SINGLES TITLE IN 1967, RECEIVED GBP2,500 STERLING AS TONIGHT'S RUNNER-UP EARLIER ANDRES GIMENO OF SPAIN TOOK THIRD PRIZE BY BEATING AUSTRALIAN FRED STOLLE 9-7, 4-6, 6-1 IN A MATCH DOMINATED BY SERVE AND VOLLEY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FNIB3GHE4RXOZFO2SPTNO3L5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FNIB3GHE4RXOZFO2SPTNO3L5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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