• Short Summary

    MANUEL SANTANA, OF SPAIN, THE DEFENDING CHAMPION AND NUMBER ONE SEED, WAS KNOCKED OUT OF THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES BY AMERICAN PLAYER CHARLIE PASARELL IN A FIRST ROUND MATCH TODAY (MONDAY).

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    MANUEL SANTANA, OF SPAIN, THE DEFENDING CHAMPION AND NUMBER ONE SEED, WAS KNOCKED OUT OF THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES BY AMERICAN PLAYER CHARLIE PASARELL IN A FIRST ROUND MATCH TODAY (MONDAY).

    PASARELL WON 10-8, 6-3, 2-6, 8-6, MAKING TENNIS HISTORY.

    THE FIERY, SPEEDY PUERTO RICAN TOPPLED THE SPANISH MAESTRO AFTER A THRILLING FEAST OF GOOD TENNIS BETWEEN TWO TALENTED STROKE-MAKERS LASTING TWO HOURS 22 MINUTES.

    IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN WIMBLEDON'S LONG HIS TORY THAT THE DEFENDING MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION AND TOP SEED HAS FALLEN AT THE FIRST HURDLE.

    HUSKY AND TALL, PASARELL HAS BEEN THE UNITED STATES INDOOR CHAMPION FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, AND BEAT SANTANA WHEN THEY LAST MET THREE YEARS AGO.

    BUT THE FORMER SPANISH BALL-BOY DID NOT PRODUCE MUCH OF THE GUILE AND BRILLIANCE WHICH WON HIM WIMBLEDON LAST YEAR, AND COULD NOT AVENGE THAT LAST DEFEAT TODAY.

    SANTANA'S EXIT LEAVES AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION, ROY EMERSON, WIMBLEDON WINNER IN 1964 AND 1965, A RAGING HOT FAVOURITE TO REGAIN THE TITLE.

    PASARELL COMFORTABLY WON THE FIRST TWO SETS BUT SANTANA SWEPT THROUGH THE THIRD SET AND THE STAGE APPEARED SET FOR A TOUGH BATTLE. BUT HE FALTERED IN THE FOURTH ALLOWING PASARELL TO WIN THE LAST GAME AT LOVE AND THE MATCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA0YWIRIPEV1WZD83IK9U5VUCA
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0YWIRIPEV1WZD83IK9U5VUCA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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