• Short Summary

    IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS IN THIS YEAR'S WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE TOP SEEDED MEN'S DOUBLES PAIR, CHUCH MCKINLEY AND DENNIS RALSTON, OF THE UNITED STATES, WERE BEATEN IN THEIR QUARTER-FINALS MATCH TODAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS IN THIS YEAR'S WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE TOP SEEDED MEN'S DOUBLES PAIR, CHUCH MCKINLEY AND DENNIS RALSTON, OF THE UNITED STATES, WERE BEATEN IN THEIR QUARTER-FINALS MATCH TODAY (TUESDAY).

    THEY WENT DOWN TO THE UNSEEDED NEW ZEALAND PAIR, LEW GERRARD AND IAN CROOKENDEN, OF NEW ZEALAND, IN FIVE SETS -- 4-6, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-5. AT ONE STAGE THE AMERICANS, LEADING BY TWO SETS TO LOVE, HAD VICTORY IN THEIR GRASP BUT THE NEW ZEALANDERS BROKE THROUGH TO TAKE THE THIRD SET.

    URGED ON BY A PARTISAN CROWD THEY WON THE FOURTH SET EASILY AND PLAYING CALMLY WON THE LAST SET AND THE MATCH WHEN THEY BROKE THROUGH IN THE TENTH GAME FOR THE DECISIVE 6-5 LEAD. GERRARD HAD NO TROUBLE IN HOLDING HIS OWN SERVICE FOR THE SET AND MATCH.

    THE NUMBER TWO SEEDS, RAPHAEL OSUNA AND ANTONIO PALAFOX OF MEXICO, WHO ARE THE TITLE HOLDERS, WON THEIR QUARTER FINALS MATCH AGAINST THE GERMAN PAIR, WILLIE BUNGERT AND CHRISTIAN KUHNKE.

    OUTPLAYING THE GERMANS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS, THE MEXICANS RACED AWAY TO A TWO SETS TO LOVE LEAD. HOWEVER, IN THE THIRD SET THE GERMANS RALLIED AND WON 6-3.

    THEY OFFERED STIFFER OPPOSITION IN THE FOURTH SET, BUT WERE UNABLE TO SAVE THE MATCH AND FINALLY WENT DOWN 5-7.

    AS THE STACCATO BATTLES OF SERVE AND VOLLEY WERE BEING PLAYED OUT AT WIMBLEDON THE CLOCK WAS SUDDENLY PUT BACK 30 YEARS WHEN JEAN BOROTRA AND JACQUES BRUGNON, TWO OF THE FAMED FRENCH "MUSKETEERS" TEAMED UP AGAIN FOR A DOUBLES MATCH.

    THE PAIR, WHOSE AGES NOW TOTAL 133 YEARS, WERE COMPETING IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE VETERANS' EVENT, INSTITUTED AT WIMBLEDON FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.

    THERE WAS A NOSTALGIC AIR AROUND COURT NINE, WITH SPECTATORS PACKING EVERY VANTAGE POINT TO SEE THE "ALL-TIME GREATS" PLAYING IN THE SHADOW OF THE CENTRE COURT ARENA WHERE IN 1932 AND 1933 THEY WON THE WIMBLEDON DOUBLES TITLE.

    ALTHOUGH THE "MUSKETEERS" SHOWED EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR THEIR AGE, BOROTRA, THE SOUNDING BASQUE, AND BRUGNON, WERE BEATEN 6-2, 6-1 BY THE MUCH YOUNGER TEAM OF G. BRANDT AND K. SASS OF GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8H2UJM6KRR2QUXHQM2S5LCIJ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8H2UJM6KRR2QUXHQM2S5LCIJ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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