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    AMERICAN CHUCK MCKINLEY - 23 YEAR-OLD WIMBLEDON CHAMPION - TOOK 58 MINUTES TO WIN HIS OPENING MATCH TODAY (MONDAY) IN DEFENCE OF THE TITLE.

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    AMERICAN CHUCK MCKINLEY - 23 YEAR-OLD WIMBLEDON CHAMPION - TOOK 58 MINUTES TO WIN HIS OPENING MATCH TODAY (MONDAY) IN DEFENCE OF THE TITLE.

    IN CHILLY BLUSTERY CONDITIONS THE BOUNDING COLLEGE BOY FROM ST LOUIS BEAT THE YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN TERRY RYAN 6-2, 6-1, 6-3.

    RYAN WHO HAD TO BATTLE THROUGH LAST WEEK'S TOUGH WIMBLEDON QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT WAS TWICE WITHIN A POINT OF BREAKING SERVICE TO LEAD 3-2 AND HE HAD THE CAPACITY CENTRE COURT CROWD OF 17 THOUSAND BEHIND HIM. IT TOOK THE CHAMPION WHO HAS HAD LITTLE COMPETITIVE TENNIS THIS SEASON BECAUSE OF HIS STUDIES, FIVE GAMES TO WARM UP.

    THIS YEAR MCKINLEY IS SEEDED NUMBER TWO. THE OFFICIAL FAVOURITE IS THE 27 YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION ROY EMERSON, WHO ON THE NUMBER ONE SHOW COURT TOOK 59 MINUTES TO DEMOLISH THE AMERICAN DONALD DELL 6-3, 6-1, 6-0.

    THE OPENING OF THE 78TH WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS WAS MARRED BY THE DULL THREATENING CONDITIONS THOUGH BY MID-AFTERNOON THERE WERE NEARLY 19 THOUSAND SPECTATORS. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT OF THE LEADING MEN TENNIS PLAYERS FROM 35 COUNTRIES WERE PLAYING OFF THE FIRST ROUND TODAY (MONDAY). LADIES DAY TOMORROW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9S7BUZHA9KWL6Q9GUDFE8385R
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S7BUZHA9KWL6Q9GUDFE8385R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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