• Short Summary

    Top Spanish player, Manuel Orantes, playing well below his usual form, still managed an easy win over West German Frank Gebert in the final rounds of the Egyptian Lawn Tennis Championships in Cairo on Wednesday (5 March).

  • Description

    1.
    LV Gezira Sporting Club
    0.03

    2.
    SV Scoreboard 6-2 Dawoody vs Crawford
    0.05

    3.
    TV Crawford near camera serves and wins second set tie breaker as Dawoody hits out of court
    0.16

    4.
    SV Scoreboard 7-6 to Crawford
    0.17

    5.
    TV Match point - Crawford serves and loses to passing shot. Players shake hands
    0.32

    6.
    SV Crowd
    0.34

    7.
    TV Gebert (W. Germany) far end serves and wins point against Orantes (Spain) - first set
    0.43

    8.
    SV Crowd
    0.48

    9.
    TV Gebert serves. Orantes lobs to win point
    1.03

    10.
    SV Crowd
    1.15

    11.
    LV Gebert double faults to lose first set
    1.22

    12.
    LV Rally in second set. Gebert serves and loses point as volley goes out
    1.33

    13.
    SV Umpire watches
    1.36

    14.
    SV Gebert serves and nets return to lose match. Players shake hands
    1.55



    Initials CL/1749 CL/1812


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Top Spanish player, Manuel Orantes, playing well below his usual form, still managed an easy win over West German Frank Gebert in the final rounds of the Egyptian Lawn Tennis Championships in Cairo on Wednesday (5 March).

    Grantes started off badly, playing a defensive game. But he soon found his range and displayed his brilliant topspin backhand lab ... a tactic that scored him most of his points.

    He won in straight sets.

    In another match, Egypt's number two Ali El Dawoody cutplayed United States' Doug Crawford 6-2, 6-7, 6-4.

    Dawoody using topspin on the forehand, an underspun backhand and a twisting service, was steadier than the American throughout the match. Crawford, however, picked up in the second set and won a tie breaker to win 7-6, but he lost the third set 6-4.

    The Egyptian championships, held at the fashionable Gezira Sporting Club, is due to end on Sunday (9 March). It started Friday (28 February).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA84TU20AGYFYDQJB86VFLUWBX
    Media URN:
    VLVAA84TU20AGYFYDQJB86VFLUWBX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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