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    Wimbledon champion, Bjorn Borg of Sweden has defeated American Jimmy Connors in the two hundred thousand U.

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    Wimbledon champion, Bjorn Borg of Sweden has defeated American Jimmy Connors in the two hundred thousand U.S. dollar Suntory Tennis Championship played in the Japanese capital of Tokyo on Sunday (23 April). Repeating his Wimbledon performance against Connors, Borg won 6-1, 6-2, in 74 minutes. Saturday's Semi-Final saw some of the best tennis of the tournament.

    SYNOPSIS: The first match on Saturday was between Jimmy Connors and Guillermo Vilas of Argentina. Vilas is closest to the camera -- both men fighting a tough game in the first set. Connors is leading 4-1.

    Game to Connors. Despite his tenacity, Vilas could not outmatch the American's superb position play. This was match point, in the best of three sets match.

    Match to Connors, 5-4, 6-1. The second match was between Manuel Orantes of Spain and Bjorn Borg of Sweden, closest the camera. Borg leading 4-3 in the second set.

    A brilliant passing shot down the sideline and point to Orantes.

    Orantes serving, match point. Borg won the finest set 6-1, and he's leading 5-4 in the second. A rocket like shot across court gave Borg the match and he went on to win the tournament the nextday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Y2WB7JN7BGKMVEBOITXKGA8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Y2WB7JN7BGKMVEBOITXKGA8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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