Sydney's White City... where a line-up of big names attracts more than eight-thousand tennis enthusiasts?
Aust and U.S. flags - tilt (2) World Professional Championship series
HA/RV Crowd towards court 3
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S.F.V. Crowd seated
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Ballboys march on to courts
HOAD - Kramer - Gonzales, Kramer alone
F.U. Crowd mainly standing - men shirt sleeves
Gonzales (N) serving powerful - Hoad outs one
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H.A. People watching from grass
Gonzales (N) serves - we see it hit net by Hoad
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Scoreboard Gonzales 1 Hoad 0
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Hoad (N) Gonzales returns - Hoad to net but nets (29) Volley
Hoad (NO serves to left Gonzales returns but Hoad nets (34)
H.A. L S Empire
Hoad (N) serves to right Gonzales backhands out
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Crowd - Pepsi Cola in background
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Gonzales (f) powerfully serves to left - bit of a rally but Gonzales lets a Boad forehand pass and it goes out
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Gonzales (F) serves to right powerful - hoads hits into net
Scoreboard Gonzales 2 Hoad 1
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Hoad (F) serves - lovely one down centre
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Hoad (RV) catches ball walks forward
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Serves (continuation) towards right
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L.S. Play (continuation) Hoad now far end Gonzales returns - Hoad passes him beautifully well wide of backhand
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S.V Crowd Pakistan High Commissioner and wife
L.S. Hoad (F) serves left wide to Gonzales backhand but he gets it back Hoad returns to Gonzales outs down right sideline (63)
Hoad (N) to right backhand return by Gonzales - Hoad now at net stop volley over net - Hoad stretches (65 1/2) but passes him on backhand
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People seated on ground, other b/g HA/MS/RV Hoad (N) serves then
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Gonzales (RV) continuation - hast just return it we concentrate on Gonzales who finally stretches on backhand and hits out
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Gonzales (N) services right rally Gonzales smashes (88)
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N.A. Crowd moving (92) Hoad Gonzales ballboys away (95) Crowd
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Background: Sydney's White City... where a line-up of big names attracts more than eight-thousand tennis enthusiasts into yesterday's sunshine. They were to witness four sets of fast, spectacular play.. and the scene was set for the latest battle in the one-hundred match series between two masters of the power game... and there they are, LEW HOAD and RICHARD GONZALES with professional promoter JACK KRAMER. GONZALES was trailing by one match to two in the series.. and the serves.
The world professional champion serving again... this time HOAD hits into the net, and GONZALES takes the lead right away.
LEW HOAD from the near end now... he goes to the net. but his volley doesn't make it. They both gave the crowd a feast of hard hitting. HOAD's powerful services were well handled by his more experienced opponent... and again HOAD nets.
The young Australian again.. and Gonzales back-hand lets him down.
There's the remendous power of a Gonzales serve .. and he wisely doesn't touch this forehand return from Hoad.
Gonzales was in better touch with his serves than in their earlier matches, and his lead increased. And here's a beautiful ace by HOAD who fought hard for every point, though he lost the first set 4-6. Watch this sample of the fine play that the crowd on its toes for two hours... Hoad brings off a perfect passing shot which gives Gonzales no chance.
HOAD evened when he took the second set. Gonzales hits out over. The sideline here. In the next point we'll see HOAD take the net.. and how Gonzales passes him on the backhand.
They saw HOAD go down in the third set 3-6.. in this point now being played, our cameras single out Gonzales.. he eventually loses this rally by hitting out over the baseline.
Match-point to Gonzales as he serves in the fourth set. Hoad's fighting all the way... but there's A Gonzales smash coming up.. watch for it.
A fast gruelling match was over.. Gonzales and LEW HOAD now stand at two-all as a result of their hard match at White City.