• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES BECAME THE NEW HOLDERS OF THE DAVIS CUP, SYMBOL OF WORLD TENNIS SUPREMACY, BY DEFEATING AUSTRALIA THREE MATCHES TO TWO AT ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, ON DECEMBER 26, 27 AND 28.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES BECAME THE NEW HOLDERS OF THE DAVIS CUP, SYMBOL OF WORLD TENNIS SUPREMACY, BY DEFEATING AUSTRALIA THREE MATCHES TO TWO AT ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, ON DECEMBER 26, 27 AND 28.

    ON THE SECOND DAY, THE AMERICANS WON THE VITAL DOUBLES MATCH TO GO TO A LEAD OF TWO MATCHES TO ONE WITH TWO SINGLES TO BE PLAYED.

    A CAPACITY CROWD OF ABOUT SEVEN THOUSAND AT THE MEMORIAL DRIVE COURTS SAW CHUCK McKINLEY AND DENNIS RALSTON DOWN ROY EMERSON AND NEALE FRASER IN THE DOUBLES MATCH IN FOUR SETS, SIX-THREE, FOUR-SIX, ELEVEN-NINE, ELEVEN-NINE.

    ROY EMERSON TURNED ON BRILLIANT TENNIS, BUT HIS MAGNIFICENT ALL COURT PLAY COULD NOT MAKE UP FOR A POOR DISPLAY BY FRASER WHOSE WEAKNESSES WERE EXPLOITED TO THE FULL BY THE AMERICANS.

    McKINLEY AND RALSTON WERE A FINE DOUBLES PAIR WITH RALSTON OUTSTANDING IN HIS SERVICE GAMES, AND McKINLEY DEVASTATING IN PICKING THE LOOPHOLES IN THE AUSTRALIAN COMBINATION.

    FRASER BEGAN WELL, TAKING HIS FIRST SERVICE TO LOVE, BUT SOON REVEALED A SERIOUS FOREHAND WEAKNESS.

    IN THE SECOND SET, WON BY THE AUSTRALIANS SIX-FOUR, FRASER STIFFENED HIS GAME AND BROUGHT OFF SEVERAL FINE SMASHES, BUT IT WAS EMERSON WHO CARRIED THE MAIN BURDEN OF HOLDING OFF THE CHALLENGERS.

    GAME WENT WITH SERVICE IN THE THIRD SET UNTIL McKINLEY AND RALSTON BROKE FRASER'S IN THE TWENTIETH AND LAST GAME. THIS HOUR-LONG SET BEGAN WITH THE TEMPERATURE AT 92-DEGREES, BUT THE PLAYERS SEEMED UNAFFECTED BY THE HEAT.

    A FEATURE OF THE FOURTH SET WAS EMERSON'S SUCCESSFUL COVER UP OF WEAK RETURNS BY FRASER, BY WIDENING HIS NET INTERCEPTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8JCKBJ0OTPOIN3ZPANE60SHJB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JCKBJ0OTPOIN3ZPANE60SHJB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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