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    Britain's number one tennis player, Mark Cox, comfortably beat New Zealand Davis Cup star, Brian Fairlie, in the singles final of the Rothmans International tournament at the Albert Hall in London on Saturday (8 March) -- after being runner-up the last two years.

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    Britain's number one tennis player, Mark Cox, comfortably beat New Zealand Davis Cup star, Brian Fairlie, in the singles final of the Rothmans International tournament at the Albert Hall in London on Saturday (8 March) -- after being runner-up the last two years.

    Cox, who plays out of Vancouver, was in superlative form as he laid low the challenge of his gritty opponent 6-1, 7-5.

    It was a case of third time lucky for Cox since in the 1973 final he lost to Fairlie and the next year want down to the Swedish teenage sensation Bjorn Borg.

    But in Saturday's match, Fairlie's inconsistent serving and Cox's almost infallible touch down the line swept the tall Englishman to the 5,000 pounds sterling first prize.

    It was only Fairlie's determination not to lose that delayed the result in the second set when he came back from 2-5 down to level at 5-5.

    But Cox was able to maintain his concentration, and despite being denied victory on seven match points, finally overcame a tiring Fairlie to win a match of extraordinary good humour as well as skill.

    In the men's doubles final the Italian combination of Adriano Panatta and Paolo Bertolucci proved too strong for Jurgen Fassbender and Hans Pohmann of West Germany.

    The Italians, always safe on serve and using the court to it fullest, won 6-3, 6-4 in a low-ley match.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KHPX58MGJ54ZDLLZC2D73P4E
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KHPX58MGJ54ZDLLZC2D73P4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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