• Short Summary

    Rumanian tennis star Ilie Nastase beat Jimmy Connors of the United States in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 to win the final of the hundred-thousand-dollar (GBP 55,000 sterling) four-men international tournament in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday (3 October).

  • Description

    Rumanian tennis star Ilie Nastase beat Jimmy Connors of the United States in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 to win the final of the hundred-thousand-dollar (GBP 55,000 sterling) four-men international tournament in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday (3 October).

    SYNOPSIS: Connors was kept busy playing defensively against Nastase's booming serves. At one stage he appeared to be suffering from a pulled shoulder muscle. Nastase found it easy to take points off the young American.

    Connors displayed the strain he was under by complaining to cameramen.

    Nastase losing one of a few points to Connors.....

    Connors got to the final by beating Adriano Panatta of Italy in a hard-fought two-and-a-half-hour match while Nastase beat Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg of Sweden. Nastase taking this point against Connors.

    Nastase going for the kill -- match point.

    From the start of the game, Nastase had gone in aggressively - racing ahead to a three-nil lead before Connors could settle. Connors then held his service but Nastase reeled off five games to take the first set and a two-nil lead in the second. Connors had tried to fight back but could find no answer to Nastase's passing shots. The Rumanian picked up a trophy, and 37,000 U.S. dollars (GBP 17,000 sterling). In a preliminary match between Connors and Nastase the previous day, which had no effect on the final because they'd both already qualified for it, Connors conceded the match, complaining of a strained shoulder muscle. In the match for third place, Borg had a walkover when Pannata scratched because of a painful elbow.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6T0ODGHHLBOXS64EN9UDSS5N5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6T0ODGHHLBOXS64EN9UDSS5N5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment