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    Egypt's number two tennis player, Ali El Dawoodi, won the second All-African men's singles final at the Gezira Sporting Club, Cairo on Sunday (15 December).

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    Egypt's number two tennis player, Ali El Dawoodi, won the second All-African men's singles final at the Gezira Sporting Club, Cairo on Sunday (15 December).

    Although a little one-sided, the match was the highlight of the championships. Dawoodi defeated his compatriot Abdul Ghani Mohammed, in four sets -- six-two, six-two, three-six, six-love. If it hadn't been for a couple for lapses in concentration, Mr. Dawoodi possibly because of his overwhelming superiority, Ghani would not have taken the third set.

    But after a ten-minute break Dawoodi came back onto the court in a ruthless mood and demolished Ghani without losing a game.

    Despite some action-packed tennis in both the men's doubles and singles finals, crowd attendance at the Championships was poor and they have not been a financial success. Experts agree though, that black Africa has some strong-up-and-coming players who will be a force to be reckoned with internationally in future years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8AD1PUHDRTSDIA1HLCDWBQGEG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AD1PUHDRTSDIA1HLCDWBQGEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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