• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIAN ROD LAVER WAS SURPRISINGLY BEATEN BY COMPATRIOT ROY EMERSON IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE GBP20-THOUSAND STERLING PROFESSIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT WEMBLEY, LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    AUSTRALIAN ROD LAVER WAS SURPRISINGLY BEATEN BY COMPATRIOT ROY EMERSON IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE GBP20-THOUSAND STERLING PROFESSIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT WEMBLEY, LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY). LAVER, CONSIDERED TO BE THE WORLD'S TOP PLAYER, WAS BEATEN 6-3, 9-7 IN 80 MINUTES.

    SOUTH AFRICAN RAY MOORE MADE A STARTLING WEMBLEY DEBUT -- WITH "REBEL" PRINTED ACROSS HIS SHIRT AND NEAR SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR -- BUT WAS UNABLE TO AVOID AN 8-6, 6-0 DEFEAT BY AUSTRALIAN 1968 WIMBLEDON FINALIST TONY ROCHE.

    IN THE LAVER-EMERSON MATCH, LAVER LOOKED JADED AND UNHAPPY WITH HIS PERFORMANCE WHILE EMERSON HAD MUCH MORE AUTHORITY AND HIS CONTROL AND DIRECTION WERE ALWAYS SUPERIOR. IN THE FIRST SET THERE WAS THE UNUSUAL SIGHT OF LAVER DROPPING FOUR OF HIS FIVE SERVICE GAMES.

    IN OTHER FIRST ROUND MATCHES, JOHN NEWCOMBE (AUSTRALIA) BEAT MARTY RIESSEN (UNITED STATES) AND AMORES GIVENO (SPAIN) BEAT PIERRE BARTHES (FRANCE).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALOW7F6X27VWX8PJVO23YEW44
    Media URN:
    VLVAALOW7F6X27VWX8PJVO23YEW44
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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