• Short Summary

    TWO HOURS BEFORE PLAY WAS DUE TO START AT WIMBLEDON TODAY (MONDAY) A STORM BURST, SOAKING 7 OF THE 16 COURTS.

  • Description

    TWO HOURS BEFORE PLAY WAS DUE TO START AT WIMBLEDON TODAY (MONDAY) A STORM BURST, SOAKING 7 OF THE 16 COURTS. AFTER A DULL WET MORNING THE SKIES BEGAN TO BRIGHTEN AND A WARM, MUGGY AFTER SOON DREW CROWDS PREPARED TO ENJOY THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    CAMERAMEN AND ENTHUSIASTS WAITED FOR THE ARRIVAL OF SOME OF THE SEVERAL HUNDRED PLAYERS TAKING PART IN THE 79TH MEETING. THE HOLDER, ROY EMERSON, WENT PAST AND LATER, INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS FORM JAPAN, AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, U.S.S.R., FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS AND NEW ZEALAND WALKED INTO THE ALL-ENGLAND CLUB BUILDING.

    FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS COMPETITORS WILL ATTEMPT TO WIN THE MEN'S SINGLES, LADIES SINGLES, MEN'S AND LADIES DOUBLES, AND MIXED DOUBLES. THE WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE REGARDED AS THE WORLD'S FOREMOST AND THE WINNER OF THE MEN'S SINGLES CAN BE REGARDED AS HOLDING THE UNOFFICIAL TITLE OF THE WORLD'S BEST AMATEUR PLAYER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9S0TWS5T855FOWMB5EPQSJQSJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S0TWS5T855FOWMB5EPQSJQSJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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