• Short Summary

    ROD LAVER, THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL, WON THROUGH TO THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL OF THE WIMBLEDON OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    ROD LAVER, THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL, WON THROUGH TO THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL OF THE WIMBLEDON OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY). IN A SUPERB 75-MINUTE DISPLAY OF RUTHLESSLY EFFICIENT POWER TENNIS HE CRUSHED THE THIRTEEN SEEDED AMERICAN, ARTHUR ASHE, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.

    THE 29-YEAR-OLD FROM QUEENSLAND, HAD THE CROWD GASPING AT THE SPECTACULAR PACE AND ACCURACY OF THE SHOTS HE SPRAYED TO ALL PARTS OF THE COURT. THE RALLIES WERE VERY FAST...THE 12 GAMES OF THE FIRST SET TOOK ONLY 25 MINUTES.

    ASHE, U.S. ARMY LIEUTENANT FROM VIRGINIA, BROUGHT OFF SEVERAL BRILLIANT WINNERS, BUT THE TIDE OF DEFEAT WAR RUNNING AGAINST HIM.

    IN THE THIRD SET, THE 24-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN HAD THE CROWD APPLAUDING HIS REARGUARD ACTION WHEN HE PULLED UP FROM 0-4 TO 4-5. BUT LAVER THEN ADMINISTERED THE COUP DE GRACE BY SERVING A LOVE GAME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84MR48SNLIA1UX7IDN8TQJ6FI
    Media URN:
    VLVA84MR48SNLIA1UX7IDN8TQJ6FI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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