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    AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TONY ROCHE BEAT AMERICAN AMATEUR CLARK GRAEBNER AT WIMBLEDON TODAY (JULY 3) TO REACH THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL.

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    ROCHE AND GRAEBNER; SPECTATORS; GRAEBNER SERVING; UMPIRE; ROCHE SERVING; SCOREBOARD; GENERAL SCENES PLAY NATSOF




    Initials GS/VS/JB/EEH


    SPORT: TENNIS
    EDITORS: FOR USE IN REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMED ONLY. NOT MORE THAN TWO MINUTES FROM ANY ONE DAY'S COVERAGE(S) MAY BE USED IN EACH OF TWO SEPARATE BULLETINS PER DAY.

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    Background: AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TONY ROCHE BEAT AMERICAN AMATEUR CLARK GRAEBNER AT WIMBLEDON TODAY (JULY 3) TO REACH THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL. ROCHE, WHO IS 23, WAS SEEDED NUMBER 15.

    HE WORE DOWN THE UNSEEDED GRAEBNER TO WIN 9-7, 8-10, 6-4 8-6, IN A MATCH WHICH KEPT THE FULL CENTRE COURT ON TIP-TOE FROM TWO HOURS AND 26 MINUTES. NOW ROCHE MEETS FELLOW AUSTRALIAN ROD LAVER IN THE FINAL ON FRIDAY (JULY 5).

    ROCHE REACHED THE FINAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER WITH A SPARKLING BRAND OF ALL-COURT TENNIS BUT HE WAS CHALLENGED FIERCELY ALL THE WAY BY GRAEBNER. THE AMERICAN'S GAINS CAME FROM HIS BIG SERVICE BUT TODAY HIS SERVICES WERE PUNCTUATED WITH 11 CLEAN ACES AND 11 DOUBLE FAULTS. ROCHE RELIED ON HIS HIGH-KICKING SERVICE AND THIS WORKED MOST EFFECTIVELY, BUT WHERE HE CAME THROUGH AT HIS BEST WAS AT THE NET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7A2SQLPWQLXNSJXIEO0511IQ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7A2SQLPWQLXNSJXIEO0511IQ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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