• Short Summary

    Egyptian tennis champion Ismail El Shafei gained a three sets win over the Polish player J.

  • Description

    Egyptian tennis champion Ismail El Shafei gained a three sets win over the Polish player J. Niedzwiedzki at the Gezira Club in Cairo on Friday (May 4). With Ibrahim Mahmoud beating Nowicki on the same day, and an Egyptian doubles victory on Saturday, Egypt had built up a 3-0 lead in this second round European Zone Davis Cup tie.

    In the singles against Niedzwiedzki, Shafei won the first set 6-3; had to fight hard from a difficult position to win the second 7-5; and served an ace to win the third set 6-1. The third set is the one seen in this film.

    El Shafei is Egypt's only professional player. This is the first year that professionals have participated in the Davis Cup. With this 3-0 lead, Egypt must go through to the next round.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YADIUCN6R2XM120IPY4YXZ48
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YADIUCN6R2XM120IPY4YXZ48
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment