• Short Summary

    THE MOST IMPORTANT WIMBLEDON TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN HISTORY BEGAN TODAY (MONDAY). FOR THE FIRST TIME?

  • Description

    THE MOST IMPORTANT WIMBLEDON TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN HISTORY BEGAN TODAY (MONDAY). FOR THE FIRST TIME THE WORLD'S LEADING PROFESSIONALS AND AMATEURS ARE MEETING IN THE "OPEN" TOURNAMENT AND THE PROFESSIONALS ARE PLAYING FOR PRIZE MONEY OF GBP26,150 STERLING.

    THE TWO LEADING SEEDS IN THE MEN'S SINGLES - AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONALS ROD LAVER AND KEN ROSEWALL - HAD EASY PASSAGES INTO THE SECOND ROUND BUT THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, JOHN NEWCOMBE, DIDN'T HAVE IT SO EASY. THE YOUNG AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL - HE WON THE TITLE LAST YEAR AS AN AMATEUR - WAS HARD PRESSED FOR VICTORY.

    AFTER LOSING HIS FIRST SERVICE TO LOVE AND CONCEDING THE OPENING SET, NEWCOMBE BROUGHT HIS BIG SERVE AND VOLLEY ATTACK UNDER CONTROL TO BEAT HIS LONDON FLAT-MATE AND SYDNEY BOYHOOD RIVAL, OWEN DAVIDSON. HE EVENTUALLY WON 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. DAVIDSON, A SEMI-FINALIST AT WIMBLEDON TWO YEARS AGO, IS NOW COACH OF THE BRITISH DAVIS CUP TEAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6NVN3DYWDYUW1KG3HXICHVUB5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NVN3DYWDYUW1KG3HXICHVUB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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